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April 17, 2024 4:00 am

Wayne County Animal Services to host Rabies Vaccine Clinics

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 20

8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Eastern Wayne High School (Front Parking Lot)

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Northwest Elementary School (Staff Parking Lot)

Saturday, April 27

8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Grantham Elementary School (Front Parking Lot)

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Spring Creek High School (Front Parking Lot)

“Our much-anticipated rabies vaccine clinic will return in April this year,” said Graham Price, animal services director. “In North Carolina, ensuring your pet is vaccinated against rabies isn’t just a choice—it’s the law. These clinics offer a convenient and cost-effective opportunity to prioritize your pet’s health.”

Any animal receiving its first rabies vaccination should be re-vaccinated 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