The New Hampshire Humane Society will host the second of three community rabies and microchip clinics at the Meredith Center Road, Laconia-based shelter on Saturday, April 7th 2018.
Attending NH Humane Society Veterinarian, Dr. Siobhan Bach, will be administering the vaccine from 9:00am to 12:00 noon.
The rabies clinic is open to anyone with a kitten or puppy older than 12 weeks of age, or adult cat or dog needing the vaccine. Cats must be in a carrier, and dogs on a leash, to ensure safety. The cost per animal will be $15.00 for a one-year or three-year vaccine. The shelter is also offering microchip service for $30.00 per pet, to ensure four-legged family members can find their way home should they arrive as strays at the animal welfare agency.
Interested folks should plan to arrive with their cats from 9:00am to 10:00am, and with dogs from 10:00am to 12:00 Noon.
Rabies, a viral zoonotic disease, presents a significant health risk to mammals, and humans. Generally contained within the animal kingdom, this disease can jump that natural barrier via the family dog or cat, and from wildlife, raccoons, bats and other warm-blooded animals.
New Hampshire State law stipulates all cats and dogs require rabies vaccination and periodic boosters to ensure protection against this terrible disease.
The New Hampshire Humane Society currently provides services to seventeen surrounding towns for stray animals. For more information about the clinic, call us at 524-3252.