2006-03-23 / News

Rabies clinic scheduled for April 1 at fire station

There will be a rabies vaccination clinic on Saturday, April 1, from 11 a.m. to noon at the fire station.

Vaccinations will be given to dogs, cats, and ferrets, six months of age or older, which must be leashed or in carriers. The fee is $10 per animal and payable in cash only. Checks will not be accepted.

Vaccinations given to dogs that day will be valid for two years, but only if proof of prior vaccination is supplied, otherwise the inoculations will only be valid for one year. Proof is a signed rabies certificate showing the date of vaccination and the expiration date. Tags will not suffice as proof.

Ferrets are inoculated every year and the Rhode Island Veterinary Medical Association recommends that cats also be vaccinated yearly. Dog licenses will also be sold at the clinic for a fee of $5 for a spayed or neutered dog and $15 for those that are not spayed or neutered. Checks will be accepted for licenses.

Licenses must be purchased by April 30 to avoid a $25 late fee, and can also be bought at Town Hall.

The clinic is sponsored by the town of Jamestown, with volunteers from the state veterinary association, the Jamestown Animal Clinic, and the Humane Society of Jamestown.

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