We have one low-cost clinic scheduled so far in 2022:
What: DRIVE-THROUGH RABIES VACCINATION & MICROCHIP CLINIC
SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 9:00am - 12:00pm. RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER. THIS CLINIC WILL NOW BE HELD ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 9:00am - 12:00pm.
Where: Park & Ride on Eubanks Road in Chapel Hill, NC: See map here.
Important information about this event:
- We are asking that everyone stay in their car and wear a mask when interacting with staff or volunteers.
- The clinic will offer 1-year and 3-year vaccinations for $10. Pet owners will need to have a previous rabies certificate in hand to receive the 3-year vaccine. A tag alone is not sufficient. If your pet was given a previous rabies vaccination by Orange County Animal Services, please call ahead of time (919-942-7387 and choose menu option 2) if you need to request a copy of that certificate.
- Microchips will also be offered at this clinic for $35 each, including registration fees. Owners can choose to have a pet receive only a microchip, only a rabies vaccine, or both.
- Please make sure cats are in carriers.
- We will accept cash or credit cards as payment.
Please submit your email HERE if you are planning to attend this low-cost clinic for a rabies vaccination, microchip, or both. We will only use this email to send a notification if this event is cancelled or rescheduled.
Orange County’s Animal Services Department schedules low-cost rabies clinics annually. Rabies vaccinations are very important as North Carolina continues to be affected by the epidemic of "eastern raccoon rabies" that began in the latter half of the 1990s.
Yearly Confirmed Cases In Orange County, NC:
- 2013: 13 cases
- 2014: 22 cases
- 2015: 11 cases
- 2016: 7 cases
- 2017: 9 cases
- 2018: 7 cases
- 2019: 6 cases
- 2020: 8 cases
- 2021: 4 cases
The incidence of rabies among a host species increases and decreases over a period of time. View more information on rabies facts and figures at the NC Department of Health & Human Services.
Rabies is a fatal virus and Orange County residents are urged to remain vigilant. Pet owners must be sure that dogs, cats, and ferrets are currently vaccinated against rabies and also that they immediately receive a booster shot if there is any possible exposure to rabies or a rabies vector.