The Newport News Animal Services Division is again partnering with the Virginia Department of Health to offer a free, drive-through rabies vaccination clinic at the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter. On Sunday, March 8, from 8 AM to 12 PM, citizens can bring their dogs or cats to the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter at 5843 Jefferson Avenue to receive the vaccination. No appointment is necessary, and the clinic is open to everyone, not just Newport News residents. Vaccines will be available while supplies last.
All dogs and cats must be on a leash or in an animal carrier and must be 12 weeks or older to receive the vaccine. Owners should bring proof of the pet’s current rabies vaccination if requesting a three year booster; otherwise pets will receive the one year vaccination. Materials on how to prepare pets for disasters and other emergencies will be on hand, and Newport News residents can also purchase their 2020 animal licenses while at the clinic.