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PAWS offers rabies vaccination clinic

PAWS of Hertford County is offering a rabies vaccination clinic on Saturday, June 10.  The clinic will be held in Murfreesboro at the Fire Station from 9-11 a.m. and then move to the Como Fire Station from 1-3 p.m.

There is no appointment time. It is a walk-in clinic but please note that we will be in different towns at different times of the day, IDs

Hertford County residents are encouraged to have their pets vaccinated to prevent rabies. PAWS of Hertford County is offering free vaccination clinics in Murfreesboro and Como on Saturday, June 10. | Contributed Photo

are required and pets must be on leash or in carriers. Please call PAWS at 252-642-7297 or email pawsofhertfordcounty@yahoo.com with questions.

According to NC law, the owner of any dog, cat, or ferret over four months old shall keep the animal “currently” vaccinated against rabies. This particular clinic, offered by PAWS, is only open to the pets of residents of Hertford County (ID with an address is required). There is no required cost for the vaccinations, but donations are gratefully accepted.

The vaccinations are one-year shots. A rabies tag and rabies vaccination certificate will be provided with each shot.

Rabies is a viral disease that affects the nervous system of mammals and can be spread from pets, and wildlife to humans. Any mammals can get rabies, therefore the state has stringent laws regarding vaccinations. The best protection is to have your pets vaccinated.