ANNUAL RABIES PREVENTION EVENT PROVIDES FREE CARE TO DURHAM COUNTY PETS
Durham, N.C. – On Saturday, October 27th, the Durham County Sheriff's Office held its 4th annual rabies prevention event. The Sheriff's Office along with our partners at the Animal Protection Society of Durham and the NC State School of Veterinary Medicine provided free health screenings, micro-chipping and rabies vaccines to the pets of Durham County residents. Veterinarians and students from NC State saw almost 350 animals that day, administering 272 vaccinations, chipping 190 pets and providing health exams for 282 cats and dogs. Providing this free service to the people of Durham is just one way the Sheriff's Office Animal Services Division assists in keeping all pets in the county healthy. Funding to provide the vaccines came from Durham County Department of Public Health and the APS of Durham provided microchips to help bring pets home if they get lost.
If you missed this year's event, the Durham County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services Division offers a low cost one-year rabies vaccination for cats and dogs 4 months of age and older at its office located at 3005 Glenn Road. The cost is just $10.00 payable with cash only, change is not provided. Vaccinations are administered on a first come first served basis on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Morning hours are 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., afternoon hours are 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. If you have four or more animals please contact our office at 919-560-0630 to set up a special appointment for all of them to get vaccines at one time. Dogs must be on a leash and cats will need to be in a carrier. You must be able to hold your animal during the vaccination and clean up after your pets inside and outside of the building.