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NOTICE: The Animal Control Office will be open to members of the public, by appointment only, Monday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to obtain a dog license, answer other regulatory questions, or provide general assistance. Appointments can be made online, by phone at 617-349-4376, or by email at animalcommission@cambridgema.gov. Appointments will be scheduled in 30-minute increments. If you miss your appointment, you will have to reschedule for another day.

Rabies Vaccination Clinic and Dog Licensing Saturday, Apr. 6

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Rabies Vaccination Clinic for Dogs Only 
Saturday, April 6, 9-11 a.m. $15 per Dog
Cambridge Department of Public Works, 147 Hampshire St.
Dog Licenses for April 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020 Available

Cambridge Animal Commission will be holding a Rabies Vaccination Clinic and also issuing 2019-20 Dog Licenses. 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. 

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 it vaccinated and to teach your family and friends to avoid contact with wild animals. The basic rule is to “leave wildlife alone.” 

Controlling your dog at all times is an excellent way to keep them protected. When you are outside with your dog, please 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). Regulations are posted in shared use areas and at designated dog parks in the city. Cat owners should keep their cats indoors; it’s a safe and controlled environment.

For your pet’s safety at the Rabies Vaccination Clinic, dogs must be leashed at all times. You are still welcome to attend if your dog is up to date on its rabies vaccination and you just need a license. You will need a current rabies vaccination certificate and proof of spay or neuter if your dog has not been licensed in Cambridge before. 

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. For more information, please call the Cambridge Animal Commission Office at 617-349-4376. If we are not in the office when you call, please leave a convenient time and number and we will return your call as soon as possible.


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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