PAWS offers rabies vaccination clinics

Published 11:35 am Wednesday, May 1, 2019

PAWS of Hertford County is offering a rabies vaccination clinics on Saturday, May 11.

The clinics will be held in Ahoskie at the Old Band Room, located on Main Street adjacent to the Ahoskie Police Department, from 9-11 a.m. and again from 1-3 p.m. at the Murfreesboro Fire Station 1 pm – 3 pm.

No appointments are needed at either location. Walk-ins are welcomed.

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. There is no required cost for the vaccinations, but donations are gratefully accepted. Owners will need to show ID with Hertford County address.

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

All dogs must come to the site on leashes and cats must be brought to the clinic in small animal carriers.

For more information, contact PAWS at 252-642-7297 or email

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.

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Cal Bryant, a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry, serves as the Editor at Roanoke-Chowan Publications, publishers of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, and Front Porch Living magazine.

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