September Free Rabies Vaccination Clinics

The county shelter is holding a rabies vaccination clinic Sept. 13 and Sept. 27. (Photo credit: Shutterstock)

The Atlantic County Animal Shelter has announced its next free rabies vaccination clinics for dogs and cats at 240 Old Turnpike Road in Pleasantville.

A canine clinic is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 13 and a feline clinic is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 27. Both will be held 9 a.m. to noon, by appointment, with a limit of three pets per appointment.

Appointments may be made online at Clinics are animal-specific so cats cannot be brought to the dog clinic and vice versa.

Dogs must be on leashes and cats must be in carriers. Owners are encouraged to provide previous rabies vaccination records at time of appointment.

Owners are advised to arrive promptly at their scheduled appointment time.

They will then be directed to a designated area with markers to ensure and maintain social distancing.

All individuals must wear masks. Those who arrive late may be asked to reschedule.

Residents are encouraged to vaccinate their pets to not only protect the animals from the potentially fatal viral disease but to also protect family members from contracting the disease from an infected pet.