County Sponsors Free Rabies Clinic For Cats And Dogs

CLAYTON, N.J. — A free rabies clinic will be held on Saturday, November 2 from 9:00 A.M. to 10:30 A.M for cats and 10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. for dogs at the Gloucester County Government Services Building located at 1200 North Delsea Drive in Clayton.  

According to the New Jersey Department of Health, New Jersey has had 98 confirmed cases of rabies in animals both wild and domestic from January to June 30.  Cats seem more at risk representing 90% of domestic animal cases since 1989. Gloucester County has seen 21 cases so far this year.

“Rabies cases in the wild animal population within our county have been high and it makes it that much more important that pets are protected,” Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said in a press release.  “We want our residents to take advantage of the free rabies clinics we offer in order to ensure the safety of their animals should they ever come in contact with infected  animals.”  

Freeholder Deputy Director Frank J. DiMarco, liaison to the  Gloucester County Animal Shelter, said that vaccinating pets can help the overall health of the community.

“Vaccinating our pets is just as important as vaccinating ourselves,” DiMarco said. “By keeping your pet up to date on its  vaccines, you can help protect your pet and other animals around your pet from diseases.”