The Nashoba Associated Boards of Health, in cooperation with local veterinarians, will provide rabies immunization for dogs and cats. All dogs and cats over six months of age, not previously immunized, and those with an orange oval (2010) rabies tag, must be immunized. The vaccine provided at Nashoba Clinics is effective for three years for dogs and cats over one year of age and currently immunized. Dogs and cats between the ages of 6 and 12 months and those who have let their immunization lapse must receive a booster within one year of the initial inoculation. They are then protected for three years.
Cats must be brought in cages or closed boxes during the last half of any clinic. The tag for 2013 will be a blue rosette. The charge per immunization is $15 (unless otherwise noted). Residents of Nashoba member towns may attend any of the following clinics. All pet owners must present, to participating veterinarian, proof of current vaccination to receive a three year rabies vaccination. Failure to do so will result in your pet receiving a one year vaccination. The schedule is:
Ayer: March 9, 9-10 a.m., at the Ayer Animal Hospital,196 W. Main St.
Harvard: March 23, 9-10 a.m. at the Harvard Town Garage
Pepperell: April 6, 9 a.m.-noon at the Jersey Street Fire Station