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Animal Shelter Hosts Rabies Vaccination Clinic and Cat Adoption

Looking for a New Pet or to Get Yours Vaccinated?

Towson, Maryland (June 10, 2013) – The Baltimore County Department of Health Animal Control Division is hosting the County's final community rabies vaccination clinic in conjunction with a cat adoption event on Saturday, June 15. The clinic and adoption event will take place at the Animal Shelter, located at 13800 Manor Road in Baldwin. Please be advised that the methods of payment for services at this event are cash and check only.

Mark Your Calendar

Available Services

  • 10 a.m. to noon - Rabies clinic
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Adoption hours and microchipping clinic

Adoption Fee Waived

All cats adopted or placed on hold for adoption on Saturday, June 15 will have the adoption fee waived. The cost of a pet license is still required at the time of the adoption. The waived adoption fee includes:

  • Pet of your choice
  • Veterinary examination
  • First set of vaccinations                               
  • Rabies vaccination
  • Microchip with lifetime registration                                       

Vaccinations Required—Avoid Penalties

All cats and dogs in Baltimore County must be licensed annually. The fee for annual dog and cat licenses varies, with discounts for senior citizen pet owners and for pets that have been spayed or neutered. The 2014 licenses have been available since May 1, 2013, and all licenses must be renewed by July 30 to avoid penalties.

Proof of a current rabies vaccination is required to renew a license. If your pet is due for an annual rabies vaccination, get it done on June 15 at the low cost of $8 per animal.  

Microchipping Available

Baltimore County's Animal Shelter also offers microchipping for pets for $25, which includes lifetime registration. A microchip is a tiny chip that is inserted just below the skin, enabling any shelter or veterinary center to contact the family of a lost pet. Many animals are returned to their homes every year because they have been microchipped. Pet owners may save time by pre-registering for the microchipping clinic on June 15, by calling 410-887-5961 prior to the event date.

Additional Information

To get more information on pet adoption, rabies vaccination or microchipping, call the Baltimore County Animal Control Division at 410-887-5961.