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Humane Society plans five rabies clinics in Washington County throughout the year

March 19, 2011

The Humane Society of Washington County will hold five rabies, microchip and dog license clinics in 2011.

Clinics will be held on:

April 30 — Boonsboro High School, (small back parking lot), 10 Campus Ave., Boonsboro, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

May 21 — Hancock Middle/Senior High School, 289 W. Main St., Hancock, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

July 23 — Smithsburg High School, 66 N. Main St., Smithsburg, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Aug. 20 — Humane Society of Washington County, 13011 Maugansville Road, Hagerstown, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sept. 24 — Hager House during Bark in the Park fundraiser, 110 Key St., Hagerstown, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Please note: All dogs must be leashed or in carriers, all cats and ferrets must be in carriers, and animals must be at least 4 months old to be vaccinated. You must bring previous rabies certificate to receive a three-year vaccination and certificate.

The cost of the rabies vaccinations will be $7 per animal. Microchips will cost $15 per animal.

Washington County dog licenses are available for: one-year license — $5; two-year license, $9; three-year license, $13; and lifetime license, $25 (lifetime license is only available if dog has received its second three-year rabies vaccine.)

As of Jan. 1, the Washington County dog licenses will run concurrent with the expiration of the rabies certificates.

The Humane Society is at 13011 Maugansville Road in Hagerstown. Call 301-733-2060 or go to www.hswcmd.org for information on animal-related issues, directions to the shelter and information about programs and services.

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