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Family's warning to pet owners

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The Meigs family who owned a horse that died from West Nile Virus has a warning for other owners.

A simple vaccine could have protected their horse from the virus, and they want you to vaccinate your animals.

They held a small funeral for their horse Rebel on Wednesday.

"Get your animals vaccinated so you don't have to go through the pain that we're going through," said Karsyn West, Horse Owner.

"We had no warning it seem like he appeared to be sick, he got down Monday and never made it up," said Charla West, Horse Owner.

The West family has no immediate plans to get another horse.

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