Protect your pet from rabies.
Rabies is a deadly virus spread to people from the saliva of infected animals. The rabies virus is usually transmitted through a bite, and the animals most likely to transmit rabies in the country include bats, coyotes, raccoons and skunks. When animals are infected with rabies, it causes acute inflammation of the brain in most warm-blooded animals.
Animal owners are encouraged to make themselves knowledgeable about this disease. Early symptoms include fevers and pain at the site of exposure, which is usually followed by violent movements, excitement or fear of water. Most symptoms nearly always results in death.
According to the Montclair website at montclairnjusa.org, the dates for the fall 2014 rabies clinics have been planned. The Montclair Health Department has scheduled Fall 2014 Rabies Clinics for the dates below:
–Cedar Grove location on Monday, Sept. 8
The clinic will take place in the Cedar Grove Municipal Building Parking Lot, which is located at 525 Pompton Avenue in Cedar Grove. The clinic will last from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Dogs will be seen from 6 – 6:45 p.m. and cats will be seen from 6:45 – 7:30 p.m.
–Verona location on Monday, Sept. 15
This clinic will take place in the Verona DPW Garage on Ozone Avenue in Verona. The clinic will last from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Dogs will be seen from 6 – 6:45 p.m. and cats will be seen from 6:45 – 7:30 p.m.
–Montclair location on Tuesday, Sept. 23
The clinic this day will take place at the Harrison Avenue Fire Department, which is located at 151 Harrison Avenue in Montclair. The clinic will last from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Dogs will be seen from 6 – 6:45 p.m. and cats will be seen from 6:45 – 7:30 p.m.
Residents are encouraged to take advantage of this great opportunity, and are reminded that the clinics are free! Dogs and cats should not be fed for six hours prior to the rabies vaccination. Each dog and cat must be on a leash or carrier and accompanied by an adult. For more information, contact the Montclair Health Department at 973-509-4970.