East Providence schedules rabies vaccinations for pets, licensing event

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EAST PROVIDENCE — The City of East Providence, Office of the City Clerk, in conjunction with the East Providence Animal Shelter and the Rhode Island Veterinary Medical Association will be hosting a Rabies Clinic on Sunday, March 23, from 10 a.m. to noon, at Breed Hall, 610 Waterman Ave.

Appointments in advance are not required. Dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in carriers.

Many residents are finding it difficult to cover the cost of a veterinary visit and vaccination for their companion animal.  However, rabies vaccinations for all dogs and cats are required by State Law. To help residents comply with the law, the cost for obtaining a rabies vaccination for a dog or cat is just $10 per companion animal. In order for a dog or cat to receive a three year vaccination, human companions must present proof of previous vaccination, a copy of their previous rabies certificate, dated within the last two years is required, otherwise the companion animal will receive a one year vaccination only.

In addition, dog licenses will be available at the Clinic. The City of East Providence requires dogs to be licensed, a license fee with proof of the companion animals spay or neuter is just $13 per dog, $5 for senior citizens. If the dog is unaltered the cost is $33, $15 for senior citizens.

For vaccinations, residents will need to pay in cash only, checks, credit and debit cards will not be accepted. For Dog Licensing, residents may pay by cash or check, credit and debit cards will not be accepted. For questions contact the East Providence City Clerk’s Office at 435-7596.

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