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Rabies vaccinations for dogs, cats slated

Franklin County Public Health and the Columbus Academy of Veterinary Medicine are holding a low-cost rabies immunization clinic for dogs and cats from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at the Franklin County Dog Shelter, 4340 Tamarack Blvd.

The cost is $5 per pet, cash only, with no appointment is necessary.

All dogs and cats must be on a leash or in an animal carrier.

Pets between 3 months and 1 year of age or pets that have never been vaccinated will receive a one-year rabies tag. Pets over 1 year old with proof of a prior rabies vaccination will receive a three-year rabies tag. Proof of prior vaccination includes either a rabies vaccination certificate or a Franklin County/Columbus rabies tag. Pets of those who are unable to provide proof of a prior vaccination will receive a one-year rabies tag.

All dogs and cats in Franklin County are required to be vaccinated against rabies and are required to wear their rabies tag. Dog licenses also may be purchased.

For more information, call Franklin County Public Health at 614-525-3160.