Town schedules free rabies clinic for dogs

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WEST MILFORD – The township will hold its annual free rabies clinic for dogs only on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 9 a.m. to noon at the town’s Department of Public Works garage, located at 30 Lycosky Drive, according to a press release from the Health Department.

The release said it is important for animal owners to know that the State of New Jersey now recommends that dogs be re-vaccinated every two years rather than the previous three-year requirement.

This will ensure that there is no lapse in your pet's protection against this deadly disease, according to the release.

According to the release, West Milford Township is in a rabies prone area, so now more than ever it is important to make sure that all pets are vaccinated.

Health officials said in the release that A current rabies certificate is a pre-requisite for obtaining a dog license.

A canvas will be held throughout the township to determine that dogs residing in the community are vaccinated and licensed, the release said.

In order to obtain a 2019 license, your dog's rabies vaccination must be good at least. until Oct. 24, 2019, the release said.

Officials said there will not be a make-up date for the clinic.

For more information, please call 728-2849.

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