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Rabies Vaccine: $25.00 per animal for a 3 year vaccine (with proof of prior 1 or 3 year vaccine). If you do not have proof of prior vaccine, your animal can receive a 1 year vaccine for $15.00.
MicroChip: $45.00 per chip, includes implant and registration with HomeAgain®

Dates for 2014 Clinics
all dates are Sunday • 10am - 1pm

March 16
April 13
May 18
June 15
August 17
September 21


Microchipping your pet

You may think that your pet is protected from getting lost. But accidents happen, and some things - like hurricanes and other natural disasters - are out of your control. In fact, one in three pets will become lost during their lifetime. And according to the American Humane Association, only about 17 percent of lost dogs and two percent of lost cats ever find their way back to their original owners. Almost 4 million pets are lost every year and (in some shelters) may even be euthanized if their owners can't be found in time - to help give your pet the best chance of being identified should he ever become lost, have him implanted with a microchip.

The NHSPCA chips with HomeAgainMicrochips Tags and collars are a good start - they're certainly better than no ID at all - but they aren't 100 percent dependable. Tags can fade, rust, or get scratched, making them impossible to read. Collars can tear or slip off, or get caught on something while your pet is wandering. With the HomeAgain microchip, on the other hand, your pet's source of identification is always available. To microchip your pet, a veterinarian injects a tiny chip about the size of a grain of rice just under your pet's skin between the shoulder blades. The number on the chip is then entered into the HomeAgain database.

When a lost pet is found, any animal hospital, shelter, or humane society can use a special handheld microchip scanner to read the microchip's unique ID number. The veterinarian or shelter then contacts the HomeAgain database. The database matches the number to a name and phone number, reuniting the lost pet with its owner.

What you get:

Using a tiny microchip about the size of a grain of rice, HomeAgain connects you and your pet to a comprehensive pet recovery service that includes:

  • Proactive Pet Recovery helps you look for your pet. HomeAgain sends out lost pet alerts to veterinarians, shelters, and PetRescuers surrounding the area in which your pet was lost. HomeAgain also allows you to easily create a "Lost Pet" poster that you can print and post in the neighborhood
  • 24/7 Emergency Medical Assistance through the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center hotline (a $55 value, free to HomeAgain members)
  • Complimentary Lost Pet Medical Insurance covers your lost pet for up to $3,000 of emergency medical treatment (less a $50 deductible) for injuries your pet suffers while lost, upon proof of a lost pet incident. Once enrolled in HomeAgain, call to activate your pet's insurance coverage.
  • Pet ID Cards with pet's name, microchip number, photo, vet information and emergency clinic contact information to carry in your wallet

Rabies Facts:

Rabies is a fatal animal disease that is naturally communicable to humans (zoonotic). Transmitted through the saliva of an infected animal, bite wounds are the most common method of infection, but any contact with saliva to an open wound or sore can cause infection. Fox, raccoons, and skunks are the most common mammal to catch, carry and spread the rabies virus.

Symptoms of rabies include:

  • Behavioral changes (aggression or drunken demeanor)
  • Paralysis (usually in the hind legs)
  • Aversion to water

How can I avoid exposure?

Avoid contact with wildlife - dead or alive. Do not try to handle, feed or capture injured, sick or abandoned wildlife.

  • Avoid animals acting strangely, especially those that are unusually tame, aggressive or paralyzed. Be suspicious of raccoons, skunks and bats that are active during the day. Call your local police department and/or Animal Control Officer.
  • Avoid feeding birds and other wildlife close to your home. Birdseed attracts raccoons and other animals especially in the winter months.
  • If you see a bite wound, scratch or any other injury on your pet, do not touch it with bare hands. WEAR GLOVES and wash the wound thoroughly with soap and water. Contact your veterinarian immediately.

How can I protect my pets?

  1. Vaccinate your pets and keep them indoors when you are not at home.
  2. Make sure all dogs and cats are up to date with rabies and all other vaccinations, even if they are strictly indoor pets (even indoor pets can sneak out).
  3. Do not leave garbage, pet food, birdseed or other foods out that may attract wildlife or stray animals.

What if I am exposed?

  1. Don't panic!
  2. Seek medical attention immediately.
  3. Call your doctor or go to the emergency room of a nearby hospital.
  4. Report the bite to the local police or health department so the animal can be located and observed or tested for signs of rabies.
  5. Do not let anyone destroy the animal.
  6. Under NH State law, a cat or dog must be confined and observed for 10 days following the day of the bite.

A Rabies vaccination is not enough

The NHSPCA strongly recommends that your pet receive the following veterinary care (along with a rabies vaccination) for its general well being:

DOGS:

  • Annual physical exam
  • Annual Distemper and Parvo Virus Vaccination
  • Annual Lyme Disease Vaccination
  • Annual Heartworm Testing and monthly preventative medication
  • Regular flea and tick prevention

CATS:

  • Annual physical exam
  • Annual Feline Distemper Vaccination
  • Annual Feline Leukemia Vaccination
  • Regular flea and tick prevention

FERRETS:

  • Annual physical exam

RABBITS:

  • Annual physical exam
  • Consult a veterinarian to determine the need for a rabies vaccination. Although vaccinations are not required for rabbits, if you take your pet outside with you it may be a good idea.