Low-cost rabies vaccination clinics are being offered by Prince George's County to ensure family pets are safe from the deadly disease.
The Prince George’s County Health Department and the Prince George’s County Animal Management Division will hold rabies vaccination clinics for your pets on May 24 and June 7 at the Animal Services Facility on 3750 Brown Station Road in Upper Marlboro. There will be a $10 charge per vaccination.
“The best way to protect your family and your pet is to keep your pet’s rabies vaccination up-to-date. Therefore, the Prince George’s County Health Department is pleased to offer low-cost rabies vaccinations to all Prince George’s County residents,” said Health Officer Pamela B. Creekmur. “Rabies continues to be a real threat in our community and the Health Department wants every dog, cat, and ferret to have their required rabies vaccinations.”
Rabies is a fatal disease.
The state law requires that all cats, dogs and ferrets be vaccinated against rabies by four months of age, and at certain intervals throughout their lives. We encourage all residents to review their dog, cat and ferret vaccination records to ensure their rabies immunizations are up-to-date.
The clinics will be held rain or shine May 24 and June 7 at the Animal Services Facility, 3750 Brown Station Road in Upper Marlboro, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
To prevent people from being exposed to rabies, be sure to follow these tips:
- Make sure your pet always has an up-to-date rabies vaccination.
- Confine your cats, dogs, and ferrets to your home or yard and always walk them on a leash.
- Avoid contact with any wild or stray animals. Warn your children not to play with or approach any unfamiliar animals, even if they appear friendly.
- Make your house and yard unattractive to wild animals. Keep garbage in tightly closed trash cans. Feed your pets inside. Seal off any openings around your house.
- If you are bitten or scratched by an animal, wash the wound immediately with plenty of soap and water and contact your doctor.
- Report all animal-to-human exposures to your local Police Department.
For more information about Health Department rabies clinics or rabies disease, call the Communicable and Vector-Borne Disease Control Program staff at 301-583-3782 (TTY/STS Dial 711 for Maryland Relay).