Fresno County Schedules Animal Rabies Vaccination Clinics

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The Fresno County Department of Public Health is collaborating with the Central California Veterinary Medical Association to provide low-cost animal rabies vaccination clinics at locations throughout Fresno County beginning on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 and ending on Thursday, June 18, 2009. The cost is six dollars ($6.00) per vaccination. It is requested that the exact total be paid in cash.

California law states that dogs over four (4) months of age must be vaccinated against rabies. Rabies vaccinations can only be administered by a licensed veterinarian. A vaccination given to dogs under one year of age is valid for one year. A vaccination given to dogs over one year of age is valid for three (3) years.


Dogs over four months of age must also be licensed. A certificate of rabies vaccination is required to apply for a dog license. Dog license applications will be available at each rabies vaccination clinic site. Dog license fees are:

• $4.00 each year for spayed / neutered dogs (a spay / neuter certificate from a licensed veterinarian is required)

• $39.00 each year for dogs not spayed or neutered.

All animals must be restrained on a leash or under the immediate control of a responsible adult in accordance with the Fresno County leash law.