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Rabies, microchip clinic offered Thursday in Anne Arundel County

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Posted at 1:50 PM, Apr 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-16 21:39:11-04

MILLERSVILLE, Md. — Pet owners looking to get their furry friends up to date on rabies and microchipping can do so at a free clinic in Millesrville Thursday afternoon.

Anne Arundel County Animal Care & Control will host the clinic, open to the public, from noon to 7 p.m. on April 18 at the agency’s shelter at 411 Maxwell Frye Road. It is part of the agency’s regular Thursday clinics, which normally run from noon until 3 p.m. The extension Thursday is to provide low-cost rabies vaccinations and microchips for area pets.

Rabies vaccines will cost pet owners $5 per animal, payable by cash or check only. State law requires all dogs, cats and ferrets older than 4 months old to be vaccinated against the disease, which can also spread to humans. Owners with animals that have previously been vaccinated should bring that proof with them, the agency said in a statement. The vaccine’s effectiveness can vary depending on the type of vaccine used and when the animal was last inoculated.

Microchipping costs $20 per pet, payable in cash or check only, plus an additional $19.95 to register the owner’s personal information with the chip manufacturer so that if the animal gets lost, a scan of the chip can help identify and contact the pet’s owner.

Because the line for the event begins outside the clinic, participants are encouraged to dress for the weather and bring whatever appropriate supplies might be needed for them or their pets. While the agency accepts cash, pet owners are asked to bring bills no larger than $20.

More information about the clinic and other services provided by Animal Care & Control can be found on their website or by calling 410-222-8900.