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Rutherford Organizes Free Rabies Clinic

A free rabies vaccine clinic for dogs and cats takes place in Rutherford on Saturday, April 2.
A free rabies vaccine clinic for dogs and cats takes place in Rutherford on Saturday, April 2. Photo Credit: Facebook

RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- A free rabies clinic takes place in Rutherford on Saturday, April 2.

The Rutherford Health Department will conduct the annual free clinic for Rutherford cats and dogs from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Mortimer Avenue Firehouse.

Registration forms can be picked up in advance of the clinic at the Health Department, 184 Park Ave., from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays, after hours at the Rutherford Police Department.

All cats and dogs must be accompanied by an adult and restrained on a leash or in a carrier. The vaccine to be administered at the rabies clinic is approved for a 3-year duration of immunity for cats and dogs 12 months of age or older who have been previously vaccinated.

Cats and dogs vaccinated at three months to 11 months will require revaccination one year. Animals over 12 months with no history of previous rabies vaccination also must be vaccinated.

If a dog or cat has already been vaccinated, proof must be brought to the clinic in order to receive the 3-year vaccine.

A member of the police department will be present during the course of the clinic so that unlicensed dogs and cats can be registered by their owners after receiving the vaccination.

The Mortimer Avenue Firehouse is located at the corner of Mortimer Avenue and West Pierrepont Avenue.

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