Vaccinations Required for Dogs, Cats and Ferrets 4 Months and Older

Rabies clinics begin April 28.

Rabies vaccination clinics are held monthly through September from 8-10:30 a.m. at the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center, at 7315 Muncaster Mill Road, in Derwood.

The City of Rockville requires all dogs, cats and ferrets older than 4 months to be vaccinated for rabies and to have a current city license. Failure to vaccinate an animal may subject the owner to a $250 fine. The fine for an unlicensed pet is $50.

The clinics offer free or discounted rabies vaccinations after pet licenses are purchased at the clinic for City of Rockville, City of Gaithersburg and Montgomery County pets. Reduced license fees are available for handicapped individuals, public assistance recipients and those 60 years of age or older. All animals must be leashed or in carriers and controlled to receive service.

Clinics will be held April 28, May 19, June 23, July 21, Aug. 25 and Sept. 15. In case of rain, the clinics will be canceled. For more information, call 240-314-8937 or visit www.rockvillemd.gov/rabiesclinic.