Rabies clinic set for April 30

Apr 12, 2019

If you live in Wareham and your pet hasn’t been microchipped or rabies vaccinated, here is your chance.

The Wareham Department of Natural Resources Animal Control Division, in conjunction with J.M. Pet Vet, will offer a rabies clinic on Tuesday, April 30, from 4: 00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at 186 Onset Ave. in Onset.

The vaccinations are $14 in cash per animal, while the microchips are $25. The owners will also be able to shop for discounted flea and tick products.

Walk-ins are welcome. To avoid yowling and fights, pet owners must bring their dog on a leash and cats in a carrier. Those who wish for their pets to receive a three-year shot must bring proof of a recent rabies vaccine.

Massachusetts law requires dogs, cats, and ferrets to be vaccinated against rabies. It is a virus that travels through the nervous system once a person or animal is infected. After a gestation period of three to six months, it attacks the brain, at which point the virus is fatal.

For more information call the Department of Natural Resources at 508-291-3100 ext. 3183. or email DNR@wareham.ma.us

Editor’s note: The Wareham Week print version of this story published on April 11 mistakenly provided information about the last year rabies clinic.