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Rabies Vaccination and Microchipping clinic

Animal Commission

Cambridge Animal Commission sponsors an annual low-cost Rabies Vaccination Clinic (Dogs only) and Microchipping service for a fee, generally on the first or second weekend in April

Tips and FAQs

Can I Renew or Get a Dog License at the Rabies Vaccination Clinic?

Yes. Dog licenses for the license period from April 1 of the current year through March 31 of the following year will be available at the clinic. Owners are welcome to attend the clinic if their dog is up to date on its rabies vaccination and they just need a license. Please note that for the licensing process, you must bring proof that your pet has been spayed or neutered. If proof was previously shown to the Animal Commission, it will be in their records.

Can my cat get vaccinated at this clinic?

No. If your cat needs to be vaccinated, contact Cambridge Animal Commission for more information at 617-349-4376 or animalcommission@cambridgema.gov

Does my cat need to be licensed?

No. Cats are not required to be licensed, though the Animal Commission recommends that they wear a safety collar and Id Tag.

Does my cat need to be vaccinated?

Yes, according to State Law and for your pet's protection, even if kept indoors, cats must be vaccinated for rabies. Cats are a risk for rabies as they can come in contact with high risk rabies carriers, i.e. bats and raccoon's.

What do I need to bring to the Rabies Clinic?

Bring your most recent rabies vaccination certificate. The vaccination given at the clinic could be good for 1 year or 3 years, depending on your dog’s last rabies vaccination. 
Last Updated: 3/10/2017 | Provide feedback on this page

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