Posted Thursday, October 3rd, 2019
Don’t forget to get your pets vaccinated for rabies in 2019, with many towns in Morris County set to host clinics starting in late October and throughout November and early December.
Rabies clinics in the county will be held:
- Dover, Saturday, Oct. 26;
- Denville, Boonton, Boonton Township, Butler, Hanover, Morris and Harding Townships, Mount Arlington, Pequannock and Parsippany on Saturday, Nov. 2;
- Roxbury on Wednesday evening, Nov. 6;
- Riverdale and Rockaway Township on Saturday, Nov. 9.
Many others are scheduled. Visit the county Office of Health Management site for a list of clinics in and near Morris County, plus clinic times, addresses and contact phone numbers. Reach out to your town’s health department if you don’t see it on the list.
Animal experts say you should report confirmed or suspected cases of rabies immediately to your Local Health Department.
Rabies is an infectious disease caused by the rabies virus. Animals infected with rabies display strange behavior such as aggression, and signs of neurologic impairment including vocalization, circling, and paralysis.
People who are bitten by, or have had contact with saliva from an animal should notify the local health department having jurisdiction where the animal is located and seek medical care.
A directory of local health agencies is posted at www.localhealth.nj.gov or you can contact them through your local police departments in the event of an emergency.