The Cumberland County Department of Public Health will hold a fall rabies vaccination clinic for dogs and cats Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the public health center located at 1235 Ramsey St. The cost is $10 per animal.
North Carolina law requires that “the owner of every dog and cat over 4 months of age shall have the animal vaccinated against rabies.” In Cumberland County, the owners of dogs and cats which have not been vaccinated in accordance with this law are subject to a civil penalty in the amount of $100.
To remain properly immunized, a dog or cat must receive two rabies vaccinations one year apart, then one vaccination every three years thereafter.
During the clinic, keep your dog on a leash. Cats owners are advised to keep their cat inside a carrier or cage and remain in their vehicle. This will make it easier for a veterinarian to administer a vaccination to the cat. Owners may be held responsible for their pets and for any damage they cause.
The only method of payment accepted is cash. Please bring exact change to pay the cost of $10 per animal. Do not bring rolled coins. Checks will not be accepted.
For more information, call the Environmental Health Division of the Cumberland County Public Health Department at 910-433-3660.