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Dates announced for 2022 free rabies clinics

Gloucester County Health Department recommends that all pets have their current rabies vaccinations

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.”

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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):

Clayton

March 26, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Public Works at 875 Washington Ave. in Clayton, N.J.

Deptford

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.

Glassboro

March 19, noon to 3 p.m.

Highway Department at 125 Grove St. in Glassboro, N.J.

Harrison Township

March 5, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Harrison Township Public Works at 151 Colson Lane in Mullica Hill, N.J.

Logan

March 5, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Municipal Building Complex at 125 Main St. in Bridgeport, N.J.

Mantua

March 5, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Public Works Yard at 401 Main St. in Mantua Township, N.J.

Paulsboro

March 12, 10 a.m. to noon

Borough Garage at 301 Baird Ave. in Paulsboro, N.J.

Pitman

March 12, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Pitman Public Works at 599 Elwood Ave. in Pitman, N.J.

South Harrison

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.

Washington Township

March 19, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Public Works at 1 McClure Drive in Sewell, N.J.

Wenonah

March 5, 11 a.m.– 12:30 a.m.

Wenonah Firehouse at 14 S West Ave. in Wenonah, N.J.

West Deptford

March 5, 9 a.m. to noon

Public Works Garage at 124 Grove Ave. in West Deptford, N.J.

Westville

April 30, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Public Works Garage at 114 Crown Point Road in Westville, N.J.

Woodbury

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