Inexpensive rabies clinics will be held this weekend at high schools throughout Lafayette in a push to reduce the number of rabies-infected animals.

Virginia Lee with Lafayette Animal Control said the clinics, which cost $7, will be held Saturday from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Comeaux High School, Alice Boucher Elementary, Carencro Middle, Youngsville MIddle, and Milton Elementary schools. Rabies shots are required by law, Lee said, and two cases have popped up in the last four years.

"Rabies is fatal," she said. "It's not something to play around with."

Dr. Marc Bordelon, a local veterinarian and president of the Acadiana Veterinary Medical Association, said regular care is needed in addition to updated shots.

"You need to have overall healthcare for your pet," Bordelon said. "This is a great way to get the rabies vaccine up-to-date, but by no means does it stop there. You still need to seek your regular veterinary care, and thankfully we're blessed with such great veterinarians in this area that we have so many good options."