Orleans, Dennis announce upcoming rabies clinics

Vaccinations for resident dogs and cats, chipping and licensing too

If you are a pet owner living in Orleans or Dennis, don't miss the opportunity to get your dogs and cats vaccinated against the rabies virus at an upcoming clinic.

On Saturday, March 22, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., the Orleans Board of Health will sponsor a rabies clinic for dogs, cats and ferrets at the Animal Hospital of Orleans, 65 Finlay Road. Vaccinations will be given for a $10 fee. Dogs must be leashed and cats and ferrets must be in carriers.

Based on your pet's previous vaccination record, they may be eligible for a three-year booster, versus a one-year booster. Proof of previous vaccination must be brought to the clinic.

Orleans pet owners will also have the opportunity to have their pet micro-chipped for $20 (includes enrollment fee).

For questions about the Orleans rabies clinic, call the Orleans Health Department at 508-240-3700 ext. 450.

The Dennis rabies clinic will be held on Saturday, April 5 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Dennis Council of Aging, Route 134, South Dennis. Rabies vaccinations for dogs, cats and ferrets in Dennis will also be $10 (cash only). Proof of previous vaccination will also get your pet a three-year vaccination at the Dennis clinic.

In Dennis, the same rules apply--dogs must be leashed and cats and ferrets must be in carriers.

Dennis pet owners will also have the opportunity to license their dogs at the clinic. The cost is $5 per spayed/neutered dog plus a $5 late fee and $20 per unaltered dogs plus a $5 late fee.

For any questions about the Dennis rabies clinic, please call the Dennis Animal Control Officer at 774-352-1400.

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