The Gloucester County Board of Commissioners in collaboration with the Department of Health and Human Services and Gloucester County Animal Shelter (GCAS) have announced the dates for the 2022 Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic offered to residents’ pets taking place from January to April.
Director Frank J. DiMarco said, “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.”
Commissioner Jim Jefferson, liaison to the Department of Health and Human Services 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 upcoming free rabies vaccination clinics (dates listed by municipality):
March 26, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Public Works at 875 Washington Ave. in Clayton, N.J.
April 23, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Deptford Community Center at 1219 Delsea Drive in Westville, N.J.
Franklin Township and Newfield
Feb. 5, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Public Works at 234 Broad St. in Malaga, N.J.
March 19, noon to 3 p.m.
Highway Department at 125 Grove St. in Glassboro, N.J.
March 5, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Harrison Township Public Works at 151 Colson Lane in Mullica Hill, N.J.
March 5, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Municipal Building Complex at 125 Main St. in Bridgeport, N.J.
March 5, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Public Works Yard at 401 Main St. in Mantua Township, N.J.
March 12, 10 a.m. to noon
Borough Garage at 301 Baird Ave. in Paulsboro, N.J.
March 12, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Pitman Public Works at 599 Elwood Ave. in Pitman, N.J.
March 19, 10 a.m. to noon
South Harrison Township at 644 Harrisonville Road in Mullica Hill, N.J.
Swedesboro and Woolwich
March 19, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Auction Park Drive-Thru at 300 Anderson Ave. in Swedesboro, N.J.
March 19, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Public Works at 1 McClure Drive in Sewell, N.J.
March 5, 11 a.m.– 12:30 a.m.
Wenonah Firehouse at 14 S West Ave. in Wenonah, N.J.
March 5, 9 a.m. to noon
Public Works Garage at 124 Grove Ave. in West Deptford, N.J.
April 30, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Public Works Garage at 114 Crown Point Road in Westville, N.J.