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Middle Township to Host Free Rabies Clinic May 14

By Press Release

COURT HOUSE — Middle Township will host a Free Rabies Clinic on Sat., May 14 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Middle Township Public Works Department, located at 400 West Mechanic Street in Cape May Court House. The rabies clinic is for cats and dogs, and dog licenses will be available for sale. Fees are $8.20 for spayed/neutered dogs and $11.20 for non-altered dogs. License forms may be printed in advance from the Township website at www.middletownship.com.
Middle Township Mayor Michael Clark announced that Middle Township is continuing to take a proactive stance on dog licensing, and this will be the last Middle Township rabies clinic before the strict dog licensing enforcement begins on June 1.
“Although rabies is a deadly virus, it can easily be protected against. In order to protect our pets and our families we must ensure that our companion animals are all vaccinated regularly,” said Mayor Clark.
Middle Township Animal Control Officer Bill Candell said, “Unfortunately the Township as a whole is lagging behind on licensing of our dogs. Therefore we are going to issue a summons to all dog owners we encounter who have not licensed their dogs. Remember that a license is a free ride home for your found dog.”
All dogs over six months of age must be licensed by Jan. 31 of each year. A rabies vaccination, that is current until Nov. 1 of the licensing year, is required to receive a license. A dog that wears a proper license can be easily returned to its owner if it is found. Recovering a lost dog at the shelter can cost the pet owner at least $45, while a 1-year license costs under $12 and a 3-year license costs less than $36.
For more information about the rabies clinic or dog licensing, please contact Dawn Stimmel at Middle Township via dstimmel@middletownship.com or (609) 465-8732.

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