BURLINGTON – The Alamance County Health Department will be hosting a rabies vaccination clinic on April 27 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Environmental Health Office at 209 N. Graham-Hopedale Rd. in Burlington. The cost is $5.00 per animal.  Dogs must be on leashes and cats in carriers.

Additional public rabies vaccination clinics will be held for one week, May 6-11, at the following local veterinary offices:

–          Mebane Veterinary Hospital                      (919) 563-5006

–          Graham Animal Hospital                           (336) 228-1600

–          Tri-County Veterinary Service                   (336) 376-6838

–          Creekside Animal Clinic                            (919) 563-9663

In addition, Alamance Animal Emergency Hospital, available at (336) 228-7226, will provide rabies vaccinations May 6-10 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and again on May 11 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. only. Please call the veterinary office for clinic hours and to schedule an appointment for the participating clinics.  Rabies vaccines at the participating offices above will cost $5.00 per animal.

State law requires the vaccination of cats and dogs against rabies. Animals should begin receiving rabies vaccination at 4 months of age.  For more information or questions about rabies control, vaccination requirements, or upcoming clinics, contact the Health Department’s Environmental Health office at (336) 570-6367.