Looking for an inexpensive option to get your pets their legally-required rabies vaccinations? Low-cost rabies clinics provide rabies shots for your pets, sometimes for as little as $5. Prices are included with event listings, as not all are the same.
Most clinics provide one-year rabies vaccinations without question. Three-year shots require proof of prior-year rabies vaccination; if you have this, take the certificate and tag with you to be eligible for a three-year shot. This is important, and is repeated in the listings. Following your pet’s 2019 vaccination at one of the below rabies clinics, paperwork and a rabies tag should be provided for each animal. Keep these for your records, and to use next year for your pet to be eligible for a three-year rabies shot.
Unless otherwise noted, no appointment is necessary; just bring your pet(s) during an event’s hours. If you have a pet to be vaccinated that is neither a cat or a dog, it is recommended that you contact the clinic organizers in-advance to confirm if they can treat that particular pet.
Cats must be in carriers, and dogs must be on-leash or in a cage or carrier.
Some rabies clinics accept cash only.
Check out the clinics listed that are in January 2019. Note that dates may change, weather may affect locations, or typos may happen. Links have been provided for each event.
If an upcoming Eastern NC rabies clinic is missing, email details to the editor.
Saturday, January 19, 2019 @ 8-9am
Held at the Franklin County Animal Shelter, 351 T. Kemp Road, Louisburg, NC.
Rabies Vaccines will be $5 each. One-year rabies vaccines do not require paperwork. Three-year rabies vaccines require you to bring your pet’s current certificate of previous rabies vaccination.
Other one-year vaccinations will be available for $15 per vaccine:
- Canine Distemper-Parvo
- Canine Kennel Cough (Bordetella)
- Feline Distemper
- Feline Leukemia Vaccine
Vaccinations provided by Tar River Veterinary Hospital. With questions, call 919.494.5500. For updates and future clinics, follow Tar River Veterinary Hospital’s Facebook page.
Chapel Hill, NC
Saturday, January 19, 2019 @ 9am-noon
Held at the Animal Services Center, 1601 Eubanks Road, Chapel Hill, NC.
Orange County’s Animal Services Department has a rabies clinic coming up, with one and three-year rabies vaccinations available. Three-year rabies shots can only be given if the pet’s current rabies vaccination certificate/records are provided. (Records not needed for one-year rabies vaccination.)
Rabies vaccinations are $10 per pet. Microchips will be available for $35 each.
Orange County holds monthly low-cost rabies clinics. See future dates and any requirements at www.orangecountync.gov/308/Low-Cost-Clinics.
Rabies vaccinations are first come, first served on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-noon and 2-4pm.
Held at Animal Services, 3005 Glenn Road, Durham, NC.
The Animal Services Division of the Durham County Sheriff’s Office offers low-cost, one year, rabies vaccination for cats and dogs age four-months and older.
The cost for each rabies vaccination is $10 per pet, cash only (no change available).
Owners are required to hold their pet during the rabies vaccination.
If you have four or more pets, an appointment must be made. To make an appointment, call 919.560.0630. For more information, visit the Durham County Sheriff’s Office website.
Saturday, January 12, 2019 @ 11am-2pm
Held at SPCA of the Triad, 3163 Hines Chapel Road, Greensboro, NC.
This is a rabies and microchip clinic.
One-year rabies vaccinations will be available for $7 per pet. Optional microchipping is available for $20 per pet.
Follow SPCA of the Triad on Facebook for their latest events.
Ed. Note: Many eastern North Carolina shelters and organizations hold rabies clinics in Spring. As these low-cost rabies clinics are scheduled and announced, we’ll pass that information along through future articles on The Grey Area News site.