Local health team to hold free rabies clinic

November 11, 2013 by  

Later this month, the Manalapan Township Health Department will be holding a free rabies clinic for dog and cat owners in the Township at the Manalapan Recreation Center. No doubt the Health Department is using poster printing throughout the Township to let pet owners become aware of this free service.

Rabies vaccinations are required for all cats and dogs over the age of six months. Cats need to be brought in by carriers and dogs need to be on a leash when they are brought to the Recreation Center. This is the only time that pets will be allowed in the Center.

Rabies is started by a virus and causes inflammation in the brain. It can be spread among species primarily by an animal bite. Rabies in human beings is often fatal.

The Manalapan Township Health Department provides variety of health services for the public and enforces state and local public health regulations. It is made up of full and part-time officials available 24 hours a day to respond to public health emergencies. Its website lists its major functions as monitoring and helping to prevent environmental threats and infectious diseases and promote health among people in the town – particularly children and older people and the more underserved segments of the population.

Pet owners who would like to take advantage of the clinic can do so on Saturday, November 23 at the Kuschick Pavilion, which is based within the Recreation Center on Route 522.