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Rabies, microchip clinics set

April 09, 2013

The Humane Society of Washington County has scheduled rabies, microchip and dog license clinics this year:

• Saturday, April 20 — Boonsboro High School, 10 Campus Ave., Boonsboro, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. No rabies vaccinations will be available for ferrets at this clinic.

• Saturday, June 29 — Smithsburg High School (upper parking lot), 66 N. Main St., Smithsburg, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• Saturday, Aug. 3 — North Hagerstown High School, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, rear parking lot near the tennis courts, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• Saturday, Sept. 28 — Bark in the Park, Hager House, 110 Key St., Hagerstown, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

All dogs must be leashed or in carriers, and all ferrets and cats must be in carriers. Animals must be at least 4 months old to be vaccinated.

Attendees must bring previous rabies certificates 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 will be available. A one-year license costs $5; two-year license, $9; three-year license, $13; and lifetime license, $25. 

As of Jan. 1, 2011, the county dog licenses run concurrent with the expiration of the rabies certificates. The lifetime dog license only is available to dogs that have received their second three-year rabies vaccination. Certificates for both vaccinations must be presented.

The humane society is at 13011 Maugansville Road in Hagerstown. For more information, call 301-733-2060 or go to www.hswcmd.org.

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