Rabies Vaccination Clinic for Dogs Only April 5


3/27/2014

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Rabies has and will continue to be present in Cambridge and throughout the Commonwealth The best thing you can do for your pet (dogs and cats), is to have them vaccinated and to teach your family and friends to avoid contact with wild animals.  The basic rule is to “leave wildlife alone.”  The Cambridge Animal Commission is sponsoring a Rabies Vaccination Clinic for Dogs on Saturday April 5, from 9-11 a.m., Public Works lot, 147 Hampshire St., Cambridge.  The cost is $10 per dog.

For your pet’s safety, dogs must be leashed at all times. Dog licenses for the license period from April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015 will be available at the clinic. Pet owners are also welcome to stop by to pick up a license if their dog is up to date on its rabies vaccination.  A vaccination clinic for cats has not been planned. If your cat needs to be vaccinated, there are clinics in the area that administer low cost programs for rabies vaccinations. Please call the Cambridge Animal Commission at 617-349-4376 for more information.

Controlling your dog at all times is also an excellent way to keep them protected. When you are outside with your dog, please make sure to obey the leash law.  When you are in shared use areas in the city, always have your dog under control and within your sight (particularly at Fresh Pond). Please note that there are fundamental elements of these regulations that are posted at the shared use areas and also at the designated dog parks in the city.  Cat owners should keep their cats indoors; it’s a safe and controlled environment. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Laws state that all dogs and cats over the age of 6 months must be vaccinated against rabies; some veterinarians will vaccinate at an earlier age.

As always, the Cambridge Animal Commission would like to remind dog owners of the three L’s of dog ownership – License, Leash and Love your pet.

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