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.”
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).
McManimon Building at 320 Scully Avenue is located off of Olden Avenue, between
Liberty Street and Cedar Lane, opposite the Olden Pharmacy.
a courtesy, the clinic is open to pets of Township
residents only (proof of
residency is required), and is free of
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.
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.
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.
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 (www.HamiltonNJ.com)
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
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.