The City of Ocean City will host a free rabies clinic 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Ocean City Fire Department headquarters at 550 Asbury Avenue. This is a new location (the event had originally been scheduled to be held at the Humane Society of Ocean City).
An entrance will be marked on the side of the building where the city offices are located.
New Jersey State Statute 4:19-15.1 and City Ordinance 87-17, Sec. 11-1 require that any person owning, keeping or harboring a dog of licensing age (7 months or older) or which possesses a set of permanent teeth shall in the month of January and annually thereafter procure a license and official metal tag for each dog owned from the Municipal Clerk’s Office.
In order to receive a dog license, the dog owner must first supply a rabies vaccination certificate signed by a licensed veterinarian indicating that the animal’s duration of immunity extends throughout at least the first 10 months of the 12-month dog licensing period for that municipality.
Dog licenses will be available for purchase at the time of the clinic. Licenses for dogs that are spayed or neutered are $5.20; dogs not neutered or spayed are $8.20. Please bring your renewal letter with you.
For further information, please call the City Clerk's Office at 609-525-9326, Monday through Friday, 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.