Dates announced for 2020 Free Rabies Clinics in Gloucester County

The county has announced the dates for the 2020 Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic offered to residents’ pets taking place from Jan. to April.

The Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders in collaboration with the Department of Health and Human Services and Gloucester County Animal Shelter (GCAS) have announced the dates for the 2020 Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic offered to residents’ pets taking place from Jan. to April.

Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, “We saw a lot of rabies in our county’s wild animal population in 2019. In order to keep pets and people safe from the disease, we encourage our residents to take advantage of the free rabies clinics we offer in order to ensure the safety of their animals should they ever encounter infected animals.”

Freeholder Deputy Director Frank J. DiMarco, who oversees the GCAS said, “We see our pets as part of our families and would do anything to keep them safe. By vaccinating our pets we are giving them a defense against the disease but also helping prevent any animals that may live in the same house or interact with your pet from being infected as well.”

To ensure the health and safety of themselves and their pets, pet owners are urged to check the vaccination status of their pets, avoid wild animals and keep their distance from stray dogs and cats, advise children not to handle wild or stray animals, and contact animal control at (856) 881-2828 if they see an animal acting strange.

Rabies is a deadly disease caused by a virus in the saliva of infected animals. If left untreated can cause death. Post exposure treatment is needed immediately. In order to ensure your safety, the Gloucester County Health Department recommends that all pets have their current rabies vaccinations.

Gloucester County is offering the following free Rabies vaccination clinics:

Clayton: Jan. 25 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the public works building, 875 Washington Ave.

Monroe Township: Jan. 25 from noon to 2 p.m. at the public works building, 1040 Glassboro Rd.

East Greenwich Township: Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. to noon at the public works building, 96 East Rattling Run

Elk Township: Feb. 1 from 10 a.m. to noon at the municipal garage, 680 Whig Lane

Franklin: Feb. 1 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the public works building, 234 Broad St.

Greenwich Township: Feb. 29 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the public works building, 1200 Memorial Ave.

Wenonah: Feb. 29 from 11 to 12:30 p.m. at Wenonah Firehouse, 14 South West Ave.

Glassboro: March 7 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Highway Department, 125 Grove St.

Harrison Township: March 7 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the public works building, 151 Colson Lane

Logan Township: March 7 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the municipal building complex, 125 Main St.

West Deptford Township: March 7 from 9 a.m. to noon at the public works garage, 124 Grove Ave.

Washington Township: March 7 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the public works building, 1 McClure Drive

Paulsboro: March 14 from 10 a.m. to noon at the borough garage, 300 Baird Ave.

Pitman: March 14 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the public works building, 599 Elwood Ave.

Mantua Township: March 21 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the public works yard, 407 Main St.

Westville: March 21 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the public works garage, 114 Crown Point Rd.

Swedesboro/Woolwich Township: March 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Woolwich/Swedesboro Fire Station, 1517 Kings Highway

South Harrison Township: March 21 from 10 a.m. to noon at Raccoon Valley Animal Hospital, 301 Bridgeton Pike

Deptford Township: April 18 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Deptford Community Center, 1219 Delsea Drive

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