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March 3, 2024 9:43 pm

Wayne County Animal Services to host rabies clinics

WAYNE COUNTY Wayne County Animal Services will be hosting four rabies clinics to encourage residents to have their pets vaccinated for only $5. North Carolina General Statute 130A-185 requires that any owner of a dog, cat or ferret shall have their animal vaccinated by four months of age and keep the animal currently vaccinated against rabies.

Residents may visit any of the locations below to have their dog or cat vaccinated:

• Saturday, April 15 from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Grantham Elementary School front parking lot.

• Saturday, April 15 from 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Eastern Wayne High School front parking lot.

• Saturday, April 22 from 1:30 p.m. -4:30 p.m.,  Northwest Elementary School staff parking lot.

• Saturday, May 6 from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Spring Creek High School front parking lot.

“We are happy to be able to host our rabies vaccine clinic again this year,” said Graham Price, animal services director. “In North Carolina, it is against the law if your pet is not protected by a rabies vaccine. These events are a great time to get your pets vaccinated at an affordable price.”

Any animal receiving its first rabies vaccination should be revaccinated one year from the first vaccination date and every three years after that. Proof of prior rabies vaccination is required to receive a three-year vaccination. If proof is not provided, a one-year vaccination will be given. Please bring a driver’s license or ID for faster service at the clinic. The rabies clinics will be accepting cash only. Information about these clinics can be found at www.waynegov.com/rabies.

— From Wayne County Public Information