N.H. Humane Society hosting rabies clinic Sat.

LACONIA —New Hampshire Humane Society will host the second of two annual Spring Rabies & Microchip Clinic on Saturday, April 26, at the shelter on Meredith Center Road, Laconia.

State law requires 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, especially in rural areas where the chances of a domestic animal encountering a wild animal area greater.

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.