Clarendon vaccination clinics available in April

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Clarendon County veterinarians and Department of Health and Environmental Control will hold five Rabies Vaccination Clinics in April at various locations across the county. Vaccinations for cats and dogs will be administered by Morris Animal Clinic on several Saturday mornings in the month, beginning April 8.

South Carolina requires that all dogs and cats have a current rabies vaccination, which is generally administered annually. Minimum age for an animal to receive the vaccine is 12 weeks. Upon vaccination, the licensed veterinarian will provide a certificate of vaccination and a numbered rabies tag, which the pet should wear around its neck.

The fee for the vaccinations will be no higher than $10 per pet. Dogs must be leashed, and cats must be in a box or carrier.

For more information about rabies and the S.C. Rabies Control Act, visit www.scdhec.gov/rabies.