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It is a requirement in North Carolina that all cats, dogs and ferrets over 4 months of age be vaccinated against rabies.  It is also a requirement that these animals wear a valid rabies tag at all times.

Failure to comply with these requirements could result in a fine or fee.

Vaccinations are available from any licensed veterinarian.  Additionally, Orange County offers several low-cost rabies clinics throughout the year. The dates, times and locations for these clinics will be announced throughout the year and the vaccination cost is $10. Click here to see the list of clinics offered by OCAS.

Should your pet come in contact with an animal that might be considered a rabies carrier, contact Animal Control immediately at (919) 942-PETS (7387) .  In the event of contact is after regular business hours, call 911

IMPORTANT information about protecting your pet from Rabies!

 

Rabies in Orange County and Low-Cost Clinics

Orange County's Animal Services Department has scheduled 11 low-cost rabies vaccination clinics for 2012, beginning in January.  Clinics are very important as North Carolina continues to be affected by the epidemic of "eastern raccoon rabies" that began in the latter half of the 1990s.

In 2010 in Orange County, there were 12 positive rabies cases, the lowest number in several years.  By comparison, there were 20 positive cases in 2008; 19 in 2007; 26 in 2006; and 24 in 2005.  It will not be surprising if the number of positive rabies cases rebounds in 2010 because there is a cycle of rabies among host species (such as the raccoon in eastern seaboard states).  The incidence of rabies among a host species thus increases and decreases over a period of time. 

It is for this reason that Orange County residents are urged to remain vigilant.  Pet owners must be sure that our dogs, cats, and ferrets are currently vaccinated against rabies and also that they immediately receive a booster shot if there is any possible exposure to rabies or a rabies vector.

Low-cost rabies vaccination clinics are one of several rabies-related services offered by Orange County Animal Services.  Staff also educates the public, investigates potential rabies exposures, and enforces applicable rabies regulations.

2014 Low-Cost Rabies Vaccination Schedule

 

Date Location Time
Thursday, May 8

Farmer's Market

Hillsborough

5 - 7 pm

Saturday, June 14

microchips offered at this clinic for $25

Animal Services Center

1601 Eubanks Road

Chapel Hill

9 am - 12 pm
Thursday, July 17

Animal Services Center

1601 Eubanks Road

Chapel Hill

3 - 5 pm

Thursday, August 14

microchips offered at this clinic for $25

Animal Services Center

1601 Eubanks Road

Chapel Hill

3 - 5 pm
Thursday, September 25

Farmer's Market

Hillsborough

5 - 7 pm

Saturday, September 27

microchips offered at this clinic for $25

Animal Services Center

1601 Eubanks Road

Chapel Hill

9 am - 12 pm
Thursday, October 9

Farmer's Market

Hillsborough

5 - 7 pm

Thursday, November 13

microchips offered at this clinic for $25

Animal Services Center

1601 Eubanks Road

Chapel Hill

3 - 5 pm

 

All 2014 Rabies Clinics will be for 1-year vaccinations only. Cost for rabies vaccinations is $10. 

Checks, cards and cash will be accepted. 

Replacement rabies tags or rabies vaccination certificates for animals vaccinated at Orange County Animal Services Center are available for $6. Please visit in person during regular business hours to obtain a replacement.

Rabies Clinic Requirements

 

rabies video

World Rabies Day Video Series

September 28th is the annual World Rabies Day, created in part by the CDC and designed to raise awareness annd education about rabies worldwide.  Watch the CDC's short video series about rabies and pet protection!

 

 

 

 

 

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April 1 -30

All Dogs $60 and all Cats $50 for the entire month of April! 

 

SNAP-NC Surgery Date

Thursday, April 24th

SNAP-NC will be in the parking lot of the Animal Services Center for their regular schedule surgeries on Thursday, April 24th.  To make an appointment with SNAP or to see other dates and locations, visit them online at http://www.snap-nc.org/

SNAP-NC Surgery Date

Friday, May 9th

SNAP-NC will be in the parking lot of the Animal Services Center for their regular schedule surgeries on Friday, May 9th.  To make an appointment with SNAP or to see other dates and locations, visit them online at http://www.snap-nc.org/

 

SNAP-NC Surgery Date

Thursday, May 15th

SNAP-NC will be in the parking lot of the Animal Services Center for their regular schedule surgeries on Thursday, May 15th.  To make an appointment with SNAP or to see other dates and locations, visit them online at http://www.snap-nc.org/

 

SNAP-NC Surgery Date

Friday, May 30th

SNAP-NC will be in the parking lot of the Animal Services Center for their regular schedule surgeries on Friday, May 30th.  To make an appointment with SNAP or to see other dates and locations, visit them online at http://www.snap-nc.org/