[Editor's Note: This announcement was originally published on May 16.]
The Town Clerk’s Office is sponsoring a low-cost rabies vaccination clinic in the Auditorium of Town Hall from Noon until 2pm on Sunday May 20th. Dogs must be on leashes and cats must be in carriers.
The Clinic is open to all pet owners, not just New Canaan residents. The fee is $20.00 per vaccination for each pet and the fee must be paid in CASH ONLY.
Pet owners must present written proof of a prior rabies vaccination for their pets or a current dog license showing a prior rabies vaccination at the clinic in order to qualify for a three-year vaccination. Otherwise, a one-year vaccination will be given.
Rabies tags are not sufficient proof to obtain a three-year vaccination.
State Law requires that all dogs and cats over the age of three months must be vaccinated against rabies. Owners should check their pet’s vaccination certificate for the expiration date before the clinic.
For the second year in a row, a limited supply of the PURE-VAX Feline Rabies Vaccine for cats will be available at New Canaan’s low-cost vaccination clinic. In the past, the three-year vaccination was linked to cancer at the injection site for many cats across the country, and a safer vaccine was then developed. It is, however, a one-year-only vaccine.
The Clinic is a collaborative effort between the Connecticut Veterinary Association, Town Clerk Claudia Weber, Dr. Marlene Schaefler of the , and volunteers from Strays & Others.
For more information, contact the Town Clerk at 203-594-3070.