Rabies, microchip and dog license clinics begin in April

March 22, 2012

The Humane Society of Washington County will be holding five rabies, microchip and dog license clinics in 2012.

Clinics will be held:

  •  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Boonsboro High School, 10 Campus Ave., Boonsboro;
  •  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at Smithsburg High School, 66 N. Main St., Smithsburg;
  •  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Humane Society of Washington County, 13011 Maugansville Road, north of Hagerstown; 
  •  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at the humane society's annual Bark in the Park fundraiser at Jonathan Hager House & Museum, 110 Key St., Hagerstown.

All dogs must be leashed or in carriers, all cats and ferrets must be in carriers, and animals must be at least four months old to be vaccinated. You must bring previous rabies certificate to receive a 3-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 will be available. A one-year license costs $5; a 2-year license costs $9; a 3-year license costs $13; and a lifetime license costs $25. A lifetime license is only available if the dog has received its second 3-year rabies vaccine.

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