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The Cumberland County Department of Health will hold free rabies clinics in March at various locations in the county. Residents may take their pets to any clinic.

The schedule includes:

  • Fairfield Township Hall, 70 Fairton-Gouldtown Road, Fairton, 9 a.m. to noon March 7.
  • Commercial Township Fire Hall, Battle Lane, Laurel Lake, 9 a.m. to noon March 14.
  • Cedarville Fire Hall, 30 Maple Ave., 1 to 3 p.m. March 14.
  • Leesburg Fire Hall, 550 Main St., 9 to 11 a.m. March 21.
  • Hopewell Municipal Building, 590 Shiloh Pike, 1 to 3 p.m. March 21.
  • Deerfield Township Municipal Building, 736 Landis Ave., Rosenhayn, 9 to 11 a.m. March 28.
  • Cumberland County Fairgrounds, Carmel Road, Millville, noon to 3 p.m. March 28.
  • Bridgeton Fire Hall, Orange Street, 9 a.m. to noon April 4.

Pet owners who seek a three-year vaccination must show proof of prior vaccination. Animals must be leashed or in proper carriers; neither the municipality nor the county health department is responsible for animals that get away.

An animal infected with the rabies virus can appear unstable with a wobbly walk, and they may be excessively drooling or foaming at the mouth. Wild animals may appear overly friendly or aggressive if infected. Never approach an animal displaying symptoms of rabies. Always contact your local animal control if you suspect an animal is rabid.

For information, call (856) 327-7602 or visit Cumberland County Department of Health on Facebook.

Source: Cumberland County announces free rabies clinics

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