Rabies Clinic - 3/17/18
Rabies Vaccination Day - Saturday, March 17, 2018
The Burlington Board of Health, in collaboration with the Burlington Town Clerk and Burlington Animal Control Officer, will hold a Rabies Vaccination Day on Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 8:00 am to 12 noon at the Department of Public Works Highway Garage on Great Meadow Road (near Staples) (map). There is no residency requirement. All dogs and cats living in Massachusetts are required by law to be vaccinated against rabies.
The cost of the vaccination for cats and dogs is $15 for 1 year vaccine or $20 for a 3 year vaccine (cash only accepted). Vaccine will be administered by Dr. Mian of the Merrimack Animal Hospital. If available, please bring proof of your animal’s last vaccination. Dogs must be on leashes and cats in a carrier cage.
In conjunction with the clinic, the Town Clerk’s office will be licensing Burlington dogs. After your dog receives the vaccination you can purchase a one, two, or three year license depending on the rabies expiration date. Please bring proof of last rabies vaccination, not the tag, to be issued a multi-year license.
Rabies is an infectious and contagious disease which can be transmitted to humans. The virus is considered to be 100-percent fatal, if untreated. Keeping your pets up-to-date on their rabies shots is not only the law but is also in the best interest of your animals and family.
For more information regarding rabies shots, call 781-270-1955. For questions on licenses, call the Clerk’s Office at 781-270-1660.