September 28, 2016 is World Rabies Day! Rabies is a preventable, fatal disease that is contracted by the bite of a rabid animal. It is very important to keep your pet vaccinated against rabies. If you suspect you have been bitten by an un-vaccinated, rabid animal you should go to the hospital as soon as possible to receive the rabies vaccine. We have had positive cases of rabies in Hancock County so it is very important to use caution when around wild, and un-vaccinated animals.