Kearny, NJ –The Kearny Health Department sponsored its annual free Dog and Cat Rabies Clinic on Saturday, February 10, 2018. The popular clinic was held at the Kearny Water Department Complex and, as in prior years, was well attended. A total of 379 dogs and 27 cats were vaccinated. The Kearny Health Department also issued 287 animal licenses (269 dog and 18 cat licenses) at the event.
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.
The Town of Kearny extends their gratitude and appreciation to the residents that volunteered at the clinic. With the help of volunteers and the staff at the Health Department, a record number of dogs and cats were vaccinated in an efficient and friendly manner.
(Photos by Barbara Goldberg)