Monmouth County Health Dept.- Rabies Clinics
- November 2, 2019. Holmdel Department of Public Works 4 Crawford Corner Road 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
- November 2, 2019 Asbury Park Firehouse 800 Main Street 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
- November 6, 2109. Aberdeen Department of Public Works 147 Lenox Road 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
- November 7, 2109. Farmingdale Firehouse 361 Main Street 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
- November 9, 2109.Union Beach DPW Garage 1400 Florence Avenue 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
- December 7, 2109. Howell DPW Garage 278 Old Tavern Road 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Because rabies is fatal once symptoms develop, the MCHD advises residents to take precautions to prevent the spread of rabies by protecting their pets.
“Protecting your pets by keeping them current on their rabies vaccine is an important safeguard between wildlife rabies and human exposure,” said Freeholder Patrick Impreveduto, liaison to the MCHD. “Not only does the vaccine keep your pet safe, but it can help keep you and your family safe as well.”
In addition to vaccinating your pets for rabies, there are several things residents can do to protect themselves and their pets:
- · Avoid wildlife and animals you do not know.
- · Keep your pet on a leash. Do not allow your pet to roam; it can come in contact with rabid wildlife.
- · Never feed or touch wild or stray animals, especially stray cats, bats, skunks, raccoons, foxes or groundhogs.
- · Teach your children that they should tell you if they were bitten or scratched by an animal.
- · Call your doctor and the local health department if bitten or exposed to saliva or blood of a wild or stray animal.
- · Contact your veterinarian if your pet was exposed to a bat, raccoon, skunk or other wild carnivore.
Last Updated: 08/08/19