LACONIA — New Hampshire Humane Society will host their annual Spring Rabies & Microchip Clinic on Saturday March 8 at the shelter on Meredith Center Road, Laconia.
New Hampshire State law stipulates all cats and dogs require rabies vaccination and periodic boosters to ensure protection. While this 'zoonotic' disease is generally contained within the wild kingdom by predators, the very real possibility of jumping that natural barrier via the family dog, or cat exists.
The NHHS rabies clinic will be open to anyone with a kitten or puppy older than 12 weeks of age, or adult cat or dog needing the vaccine. Cats must be in a carrier, and dogs on a leash to ensure safety. The cost per animal will be $12 per vaccine.
Micro-chipping service will so be offered at the clinic for a per animal fee of just $25.
Vaccines will be given on a first come, first served basis, no appointment necessary, but plan ahead if you intend to bring multiple pets – allow extra time for check in and certificate information to be gathered.
New Hampshire Humane Society is the oldest shelter in New Hampshire and provides many community based programs such as the Spay Neuter Assistance Program (S.N.A.P) - available for folks to access low cost sterilization services for their companion animals. Fees are deeply discounted to help people afford the surgery.
To apply to the program for help, contact NHHS at 524-3252 for an application.