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1/24/2014 - Hamilton to Postpone Saturday’s (Tomorrow’s) Rabies Clinic; Additional Clinic Added in March

Hamilton to Postpone Saturday’s (Tomorrow’s) Rabies Clinic; Additional Clinic Added in March

With weather forecasts calling for additional snow this Saturday, Hamilton Township will be postponing tomorrow’s (Saturday’s) free rabies immunization clinic for residents’ dogs and cats and has announced an additional clinic in March to accommodate residents.

“When we hold these free clinics, we do so to encourage as many residents as possible to take full advantage of the opportunity to have their dogs and cats receive these important rabies immunizations.  However, like we all witnessed during this week’s snow storm, forecasts can quickly change and predictions for a few inches can turn into several inches in just a few hours,” says Hamilton Township Mayor Kelly Yaede.  “And while we hope for no more snow, or at the very least minimal accumulation, we feel that it is best for both our residents and our pets to hold off until our next scheduled clinic in February.”

Hamilton’s next rabies clinic will be held on Saturday, February 22nd at the McManimon Township Building located at 320 Scully Avenue, between the hours of 9 AM and 12 PM (Noon).  

Note for Directions: The McManimon Building at 320 Scully Avenue is located off of Olden Avenue, between Liberty Street and Cedar Lane, opposite the Olden Pharmacy.

As a courtesy, the clinic is open to pets of Township residents only (proof of residency is required), and is free of charge. 

For residents utilizing this Hamilton Township service, all dogs must be leashed.  As a safety precaution, dogs should be muzzled, if necessary.  All cats must arrive in a carrier.

And in addition to the already scheduled Saturday, March 22nd clinic (between the hours of 9 AM and 12 PM Noon at the McManimon Township Building), Hamilton Township will hold an additional rabies clinic on Wednesday, March 12th between the hours of 5 PM and 7 PM at the McManimon Township Building.   

In response to the rabies epidemic in our wildlife, the New Jersey Department of Health Policy requires the immunization of dogs every 2 years, even if the inoculation is good for a 3 year period.  2014 Dog Licenses will not be issued if a pet’s rabies immunization expires before November 1, 2014. 

The new 2014 Dog License Application is currently available.  A copy of the form is in the center (inside the middle two pages of the "How Do I Get Rid Of It...??? insert section) of the 2014 Hamilton Township Calendar.  An electronic version of the 2014 Dog License Application is also available on the Township website (

Dog License Applications are Due by March 31st (by 4 PM)


$ 8 - Spayed or Neutered

$ 11- Non-Spayed or Neutered

Senior Citizen Fees:

$ 2 - Spayed or Neutered

$ 5 - Non-Spayed or Neutered

Residents are also encouraged to visit Hamilton Township’s Animal Shelter and Adoption Center, located at 2100 Sylvan Avenue (near the Hamilton Township Department of Public Works Building on Tampa Avenue) to see some of the kind and loving animal companions available for adoption.  The center is open Mondays through Fridays from 9 AM to 3 PM and on Saturdays from 9 AM to 2 PM.  Residents can adopt a loving pet looking for a home for just $25.  Residents with specific Animal Adoption questions may contact the Hamilton Township Animal Shelter and Adoption Center directly at 609.890.3550.