Rabies Immunizations

Upcoming Free Rabies Immunization Clinics for Dogs & Cats
sponsored by Montgomery Township Health Department/Animal Control

NONE SCHEDULED AT THIS TIME. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR NEW CLINIC ANNOUNCEMENTS.

 

When attending a rabies clinic, for safety’s sake

  • Please, only the household member holding the pet(s) should attend
  • Dogs must be on a short, sturdy leash—No retractable leashes!
  • Use of a soft muzzle is encouraged but not mandatory.
  • Dogs must be under control of an adult at all times.
  • Cats must be in a carrier.
  • Stay in your car until your appointment time.

Protect your pet (and your community)!

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Who Can Bring Animals to our Clinics?

Any resident of New Jersey may bring their dogs and cats to any clinic held in the State. All dogs and cats over six months of age must be vaccinated against RABIES prior to licensing.

Why Immunize?
It is important for all pet owners to be sure their dogs and cats have protection against rabies. Some Montgomery Township pets have had to undergo quarantine because they were attacked by rabid wildlife (mostly raccoons). All pets that were currently vaccinated remained healthy during their ten day home quarantine period. The owners of pets that were not vaccinated at the time they were exposed to rabid wildlife had to choose to either euthanize their pet or quarantine their pet for a six-month period. (Quarantine periods are set by New Jersey State Law).

To learn more about preventing rabies, call the Montgomery Township Health Department/Animal Control at (908) 359-8211 ext. 247.