Kearny, NJ – The Kearny Health Department sponsored its annual free dog and cat rabies clinic from 9am to 1pm on Saturday, March 26, 2022. The popular clinic was held at the Franklin Elementary School Rear Recreational Field Parking Lot and, as in prior years, was well attended. The Kearny Health Department vaccinated 15 cats and 197 dogs during the Rabies Clinic, for a total of 212 animals; 5 cats and 168 dogs were licensed. To date, a total of 801 animals have been licensed for 2022 including 17 cats and 784 dogs of which 3 are service dogs (the license fee for service animals is waived).
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. The Town of Kearny extends their gratitude and appreciation to 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)