Middle Township will host a Free Rabies Clinic on Saturday, January 28th from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Recreation Center, located at 207 West Main Street in Whitesboro. 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.

All dogs over six months of age must be licensed by January 31st of each year.  A rabies vaccination, that is current until November 1st  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. Middle Township Animal Control Officer Bill Candell reminds residents, “Remember that a license is a free ride home for your found dog.”

Mayor Michael Clark said, “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. We urge you to take advantage of the opportunity that the Township rabies clinics provide.”

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.