Rabies clinics planned in May for dogs, cats, and ferrets

April 27, 2021

Rabies clinics planned in May for dogs, cats, and ferrets

MOBILE, Ala. — The Mobile County Health Department provides low-cost rabies shots for dogs, cats, and ferrets that are good for one year during weekend clinics. Here is a list of the rabies clinics planned during May in Mobile County:

• May 1 (Saturday), 1 to 3 p.m., City of Mobile Animal Shelter, 855 Owens Street in Mobile

• May 7 (Friday), 10 a.m. to noon, Mobile County Animal Shelter, 7665 Howell’s Ferry Road in Mobile

• May 8 (Saturday), 10 a.m. to noon, Pet Supplies Plus, 803 Hillcrest Road in Mobile

• May 15 (Saturday), 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., St. Elmo Feed & Seed Store, 9001 Highway 90 West

• May 22 (Saturday), 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., B&B Pet Stop, 5035 Cottage Hill Road in Mobile

In order to adhere to social distancing recommendations, these events will be drive-through clinics. The cost of the rabies vaccine per pet is $12. All rabies shots are payable in cash. In addition to these MCHD events, Town & Country Animal Hospital will host a rabies drive through clinic on May 1 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Semmes Middle School (4566 Ed George Road). The cost of the rabies vaccine per pet is $12. Each month, MCHD’s Rabies Officer provides residents with low-cost vaccines for their pet dogs, cats, and ferrets at a variety of locations. The state of Alabama tasks local health departments with providing affordable rabies vaccinations to pet owners. MCHD’s Rabies Officer has vaccinated a total 572 household pets during rabies clinics in 2021. Rabies is a virus that attacks the central nervous system. It is transmitted from infected mammals to humans and is fatal once symptoms appear. Symptoms of rabies include unusual behavior, irritability, headache, fever, inability to eat or drink, balance problems, circling, seizures, coma, and, finally, death. All warm-blooded mammals, including humans, are susceptible to rabies.

In 2020, MCHD’s Rabies Officer vaccinated 1,599 household pets.

To learn more about our program, visit Disease Control 

A Rabies Quarantine Fact Sheet is available through the Alabama Department of Public Health at www.alabamapublichealth.gov/infectiousdiseases/assets/RabiesQuarantineFactSheet.pdf.

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Sanitary Sewer Overflows reported by MAWSS because of heavy rains

April 26, 2021

Sanitary Sewer Overflows reported by MAWSS because of heavy rains

MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to Sanitary Sewer Overflows in the Mobile area April 24. Sewer overflows occur when heavy rain infiltrates aging sewer lines. MAWSS is addressing overflows with capital projects.

Location Estimated Gallons Receiving Water
Conti St. @ Demouy Ave. Evidence only of SSO Eslava Creek
1050 Lubel Ave. 1,215 Three Mile Creek

Dr. Bernard H. Eichold II, Health Officer for the Mobile County Health Department, advises area residents to take precautions when encountering any standing water that may have accumulated because of these overflows. Those who have come into direct contact with untreated sewage are advised to wash their hands and clothing thoroughly. Area residents should take precautions when using Eslava Creek for recreational purposes because of these overflows. All seafood harvested in this general area should be thoroughly cooked before eating. People should wash hands after cleaning seafood and before preparing food.

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Chickasaw reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

April 26, 2021

Chickasaw reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

MOBILE, Ala. — The Utilities Board of the City of Chickasaw experienced a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) on April 24. This occurred when a generator failed to start. The overflow was at 165 Teakwood Drive. The estimated volume lost 3,500 gallons. The overflow reached a drainage ditch that empties into Gum Tree Branch. Dr. Bernard H. Eichold II, Health Officer for Mobile County, advises area residents to take precautions when coming into contact with any standing water that may have accumulated as a result of this overflow. Those who have come into direct contact with untreated sewage are advised to wash their hands and clothing thoroughly. Area residents should take precautions when using Gum Tree Branch for recreational purposes because of this overflow. All seafood harvested in this general area should be thoroughly cooked before eating. People should wash hands after cleaning seafood and before preparing food. -30-

Prichard reports Sanitary Sewer Overflows caused by heavy rains

April 26, 2021

Prichard reports Sanitary Sewer Overflows caused by heavy rains

MOBILE, Ala. — Prichard Water Works & Sewer responded to numerous Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO) caused by heavy rains. Some of these overflows began on April 24 and some of them did not end until April 26. The nearest manhole locations, estimated amounts and receiving waters are listed below:

Location Estimated Gallons Receiving Water
Martha Ave. @ Old Citronelle Hwy. less than 1,000 Gum Tree Branch
211 Patricia Ave. more than 1,000/less than 10,000 Gum Tree Branch
830 Strauss Ave. more than 1,000/less than 10,000 Toulmins Spring Branch
823 College St. more than 1,000/less than 10,000 Toulmins Spring Branch
705 Sample St. more than 1,000/less than 10,000 Toulmins Spring Branch
Prichard Ave. @ Newsome Ave. more than 1,000/less than 10,000 Toulmins Spring Branch

Dr. Bernard H. Eichold II, Health Officer for Mobile County, advises area residents to take precautions when coming into contact with any standing water that may have accumulated as a result of these overflows. Those who have come into direct contact with untreated sewage are advised to wash their hands and clothing thoroughly. Area residents should take precautions when using Gum Tree Branch, Toulmins Spring Branch, and Three Mile Creek for recreational purposes because of these overflows. All seafood harvested in this general area should be thoroughly cooked before eating. People should wash hands after cleaning seafood and before preparing food.

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Saraland reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

April 26, 2021

Saraland reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

MOBILE, Ala. — Saraland Water and Sewer Service has reported a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) that occurred on April 24 at 814 Deer Run Avenue. Officials said the SSO occurred after a strong storm knocked out power to the Deer Run Lift Station. An estimated 2,000 gallons overflowed into a drainage ditch that leads to Bayou Sara. Dr. Bernard H. Eichold II, Health Officer for Mobile County, advises area residents to take precautions when coming into contact with any standing water that may have accumulated as a result of this overflow. Those who have come into direct contact with untreated sewage are advised to wash their hands and clothing thoroughly. Area residents should take precautions when using Bayou Sara for recreational purposes because of this overflow. All seafood harvested in this general area should be thoroughly cooked before eating. People should wash hands after cleaning seafood and before preparing food.

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