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Animal control to hold rabies clinic

Prince Edward County Animal Control is set to hold a rabies clinic Saturday, Jan. 11, from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., a recent county press release cited.

Officials noted in the release that the clinic will be held at the Hampden-Sydney Volunteer Fire Department at 108 S. Boundary Road in Hampden Sydney.

A veterinarian from Ridge Animal Hospital will be on-site offering rabies vaccinations for dogs, with checks and cash accepted in payment.

The clinic is open to the public and citizens do not have to be Prince Edward County residents to receive rabies vaccinations for their dog, the release stated.

A representative of the Prince Edward County Treasurer’s Office will also be on-site to enable citizens to purchase 2020 county dog tags (licenses), the release continued.

All dogs in Prince Edward County that are four months of age and older must have a current rabies vaccination and a county dog license, officials cited in the release. A new dog license must be purchased for each dog by Jan. 31 of each year. For kennel licenses, one rabies certificate will be required for each individual dog tag.

“To purchase a license for your dog, you must present a copy of your current rabies vaccination to the county’s treasurer’s office in person on the day of the event or at another time before Jan. 31, 2020,” officials added in the release. “The treasurer’s office is located on the second floor of the Prince Edward County Courthouse.”

For additional information about rabies vaccinations, contact Prince Edward County Animal Control at (434) 223-7310, the release noted in conclusion. For more information about county dog licenses, call the treasurer’s office at (434) 392-3454.