2009-04-02 / Letters to the Editor

Pet vaccinations this weekend

This Saturday, April 4, the annual Rabies Clinic will be held at the fire station on Narragansett Avenue from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Jamestown pet owners whose pets have not been vaccinated or who are due for a vaccination are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to protect your pet and you against rabies.

Rabies is at epidemic proportions along the East Coast and for the first time in 2008 it has been reported in domestic pets such as dogs and cats. It is a state law that all dogs, cats, and ferrets be vaccinated against this disease.

Dog owners can also purchase a dog license on Saturday at the same time. This event is sponsored by the Rhode Island Veterinary Medicine Association, the State of Rhode Island and the Town of Jamestown. So, please, if your pet needs a rabies vaccination come on down to the firehouse this Saturday and take advantage of this opportunity.

As spring is finally here, please consider adopting a new pet into your home. Our local shelters and rescue organizations have many loving dogs and cats who need forever homes. Many of these pets have been surrendered by their owners who cannot afford to keep them. The Humane Society would also like to remind Jamestown residents that we offer a rebate program on spaying and neutering your pets. This is a great time of the year to adopt a new pet!

Members of the Jamestown Humane Society will be on hand Saturday to help out at the Rabies Clinic and to answer your questions on adopting new pets. See you there!

Nancy Crawford,

president Humane Society of


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