All newly acquired dogs and cats can be vaccinated against rabies by three months of age. Booster shots are given after the first dose and if the pet is over one year old.
Report a Bite
Anyone with knowledge of an animal bite (to a pet or person) is required to report the bite to the Health Department so that an investigation can be initiated. If you or your pet are involved in, or witness, a bite incident, please see the * Bite * FAQ.
Free Rabies Vaccination Clinics
To assist residents in protecting their pets and family against rabies, free Rabies Vaccination Clinics are conducted twice annually. These are typically held on the first Saturday in January and November, so vaccinations meet the 10 of 12 months of duration for licensing for a full three years.
Please call Animal Control to confirm clinic dates and obtain information on other free clinics throughout the greater Mercer County Area at 609-537-0278.