Whitehall News

Rabies clinic slated Sept. 20 at park

Franklin County Public Health and the Columbus Academy of Veterinary Medicine will host a low-cost rabies immunization clinic for dogs and cats from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 20 at Whitehall Community Park, 402 N. Hamilton Road.

The cost is $5 per pet, cash only.

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 more than 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-ear 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 will be available for sale and the Capital Area Humane Society will provide microchip identification from 24 PetWatch at this clinic for $15 each pet.

For more information, visit myfcph.org or call Franklin County Public Health at 614-525-3160.