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Worcester County to Hold Two Rabies Clinics

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SNOW HILL, Md. – The Worcester County Health Department and Animal Control has scheduled two rabies clinics this fall in order to assist residents in protecting their pets from this deadly disease, as required by law.

Officials said rabies is a dangerous, fatal disease and an ongoing problem in Worcester County. To date in 2013, there have been 38 laboratory confirmed rabid animals in the county, which doubles the number of 19 confirmed in 2012.

The rabid animals have been found countywide and a number of them had contact with pets and/or people, officials said. More information about these rabid animals can be found on www.worcesterhealth.org.

The scheduled clinics will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. at:

  • Stockton Fire Hall, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 1501 Snow Hill Road, Stockton 
  • Showell Fire Hall, Thursday, Oct. 3, 11620 Worcester Highway, Showell

The cost for a rabies vaccination is $5 per pet for Worcester County residents and $10 per pet for non-Worcester County residents. Proof of residency is required. Vaccinations are available for dogs, cats and ferrets.

These are additional requirements for the clinics:

  • If this is not the pet's first rabies vaccination, written proof of the previous shot in the form of a rabies certificate (not a reminder) must be provided in order to receive a three-year booster shot. Otherwise, a one-year shot will be given.
  • To receive a vaccination, dogs must be on a leash under the control of an adult, and cats and ferrets must be in a carrier or box with air holes.
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