The Kearny Health Department sponsored a free Rabies clinic on Saturday, February 21st from 10am-1pm. The clinic was held at the Kearny Water Department Complex and was very well attended. A total of 432 dogs and 24 cats were vaccinated. A representative from People for Animals was available at the clinic offering low-cost Spay/Neuter and microchipping services. Vaccination and animal control programs have helped to prevent rabies in most pets. It is important to keep your dog or cat up-to-date on rabies vaccinations. Cats and dogs that spend time outdoors may have more risk of coming into contact with a rabid wild animal, but it is important to also vaccinate pets that stay indoors. In the United States, there have been more cases of rabies in cats than in dogs in recent years. Therefore, rabies vaccination is especially important for cats.
(Photos by Barbara Goldberg)