Woodbridge Announces Rabies Shot Clinic

WOODBRIDGE — The Woodbridge Department of Health & Human Services – Animal Control Division will offer free rabies inoculations for Woodbridge Township dogs and cats on Monday, Sept. 17 and Wednesday, Sept. 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Woodbridge Health Center, 2 George Frederick Plaza.

All Woodbridge Township pet owners must license and inoculate dogs and cats five months old or older. If a dog or cat has not been inoculated since 2010/2011, the pet must be re-inoculated. Pet license, proof of prior rabies inoculation and spay/neuter certificate must be presented at time of inoculation, except for first-time pet inoculations.

Woodbridge Township pet licenses may be purchased at the Rabies Clinic for unlicensed pets. Dog license fees are $17 (non-spayed/neutered) or $14 (spayed/neutered.) Cat license fees are $22 (non-spayed/neutered) and $12 (spayed/neutered). Seniors should ask about the reduced-fee pet licenses for senior pet owners. Resident pet-owners in Carteret, South Amboy, and Roselle Park are welcome to participate in the program (Rabies inoculation will be free with proof of licensure; non-resident $10 fee if pet is not licensed.)

The Animal Control Division will also sponsor a pet microchip clinic for Woodbridge Township dogs and cats on Thursday, Sept. 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Woodbridge Health Center. Local veterinarians will be on-site to administer pet microchips for $20. The fee includes the micro-chip, administration and lifetime pet i.d., and registration with Home Again, the national pet recovery database.

Adults must accompany the pet. Dogs must be leashed and cats must be contained in a closed carrier. For more information on the Rabies Clinic, contact the Woodbridge Health Center at 1-732-855-0600, Ext. 5003 or 5004 or log-on to the Woodbridge Township Web Page at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us.

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