Worcester, MA (March 25, 2010) - The Worcester Police Department's Animal Control Unit, in conjunction with Westside Animal Hospital, will hold a low-cost rabies clinic on April 10, 2010 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Department of Inspectional Services, 25 Meade Street, Lower Level. The fee for the vaccination will be Ten Dollars ($10.00). All dogs, cats, and ferrets living in Massachusetts are required by law to be vaccinated against rabies.
All animals must be properly restrained and in control of the owner/keeper at all times.
Rabies is now a permanent fixture in the wildlife population of Massachusetts. Though the virus may not be detected in an area for long periods of time, it is still present. Vaccinating your dog or cat is the best way to prevent the threat of rabies from entering your home. Keeping your pets up-to-date on their rabies shots is not only the law; it is also in the best interest of your animal's and your family's health.
If you have any questions, please call Animal Control at (508) 799-1211.