Caldwell County Animal Control will host a Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Saturday, October 5, from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. This event will be at the Caldwell County Health and Human Services Building (2345 Morganton BLVD SW, Lenoir). Animal Control hosts this clinic each year to allow the community to vaccinate their pets at a reduced rate to protect their pets against rabies. Rabies vaccinations for dogs or cats are $7.00 per animal. Veterinarians will accept Cash Only. Checks and credit cards will not be accepted. This is a drive thru service for your convenience. If you have any questions please call Animal Control at 757-8625.
This clinic has been set for your convenience and will provide you with a method to have your pets vaccinated at a reduced price. North Carolina Health Law 130A – 185 requires that all dogs, cats and ferrets be vaccinated against rabies before four months of age. It is important to have your pets vaccinated. Keeping your pet’s rabies vaccination up-to-date will help protect your community, family and pets from this deadly virus.
If your pet is up-to-date on rabies vaccinations, they are protected from the rabies virus. If your pet has not been vaccinated or is not up-to-date on vaccinations, there is a possibility your pet could acquire the rabies disease. If a non-vaccinated animal comes in contact with a rabid animal, they will either be quarantined for up to 6 months or euthanized.
It’s important to remember, if you or your pet comes into contact with a wild animal you should notify the Animal Control department as soon as possible along with your doctor or veterinarian. If it is your pet that has come into contact with a wild animal, do not touch or handle your pet without gloves until you speak with someone from the Animal Control department due to the possible risk of exposure to the rabies virus.