April 9, 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.
May 10, 2012
The Humane Society of Washington County has announced that the rabies clinic scheduled for Saturday, May 12, at Smithsburg High School has been canceled.
April 12, 2012
The Berkeley County Humane Society will be sponsoring a rabies clinic from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 21. The cost is $10 per shot, cash only. The clinic will be held at Berkeley County Humane Society, 554 Charles Town Road, Martinsburg. All dogs must be on leashes and all cats must be in carriers for their protection. For more information, call the shelter at 304-267-8389, during business hours Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
March 23, 2012
A cat has tested positive for rabies after it was captured by animal-control agents last week in the 300 block of Northern Avenue in Hagerstown, the Humane Society of Washington County said Friday. Humane Society spokeswoman Catherine Cooker said the 6- to 8-year-old male, brown- and black-tabby had been behaving erratically, hissing one moment and being friendly the next. “The behavior was very erratic and a great concern,” Cooker said. “Anyone who came in contact with the cat needs to contact the (Washington County)
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,...
October 18, 2011
The Humane Society of Washington County has issued a rabies alert to all residents of Clear Spring. An 8- to 12-week-old stray kitten that was taken into a home in the 12000 block of St. Paul Road tested positive for rabies Friday. The kitten began exhibiting aggressive behavior and attacked other animals in the household. The kitten was picked up by a Humane Society of Washington County field services officer Thursday. Maryland law and the Washington County Animal Control Ordinance requires that all dogs, cats and ferrets at least 4 months old be inoculated against rabies.
August 16, 2011
Ten Washington County residents have started rabies shots because they were bitten over the weekend by wild animals. Rod MacRae, spokesman for the Washington County Health Department, said the incidents ranged from bat bites in the North End of Hagerstown to cat and raccoon bites in other parts of the county. "It's an ongoing problem," MacRae said. "We need to realize that rabies is well-established here. " The people who were bitten will receive an initial treatment and about five shots in the arm over the course of a month, MacRae said.
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.
September 21, 2010
In recognition of World Rabies Day on Sept. 28, the Humane Society of Washington County will hold a rabies vaccination clinic at Doub's Woods Park Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will be held simultaneously with Bark in the Park. The park is across from South End Shopping Center. Vaccinations cost $7 per pet. Dogs must be leashed when brought to the clinic for vaccinations. Cats and ferrets must be in carriers or otherwise contained. All dogs and cats that are 12 months or older and have received a previous rabies vaccine will be eligible to receive a three-year vaccine at no additional cost.
September 1, 2010
Rabies has been confirmed in at least one of three cats that attacked humans in the College Road area, the Washington County Health Department said Tuesday in a press release. College Road runs between Lappans Road (Md. 68) and Sharpsburg Pike (Md. 65). The attacks occurred over the weekend, and two individuals are undergoing post-exposure rabies treatment, according to the release. Other people are undergoing evaluation to determine their possibility of exposure, the release said.