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Pender County Animal Shelter Offers Free Rabies Vaccinations for Dogs and Cats in April

PENDER COUNTY, N.C. — Rabies, a serious disease transmitted through the bite or scratch of an infected animal, poses a significant risk to both animals and humans. The virus can also spread if infected saliva or tissue from the brain or spinal cord enters broken skin, the mouth, nose, or eyes.

To combat the spread of rabies and promote public health, Pender County Animal Shelter is offering free rabies shots for dogs and cats over three months of age throughout the month of April. This vaccination initiative is exclusively available to Pender County residents.

Owners of multiple pets are encouraged to streamline their visit by pre-registering via email. They can send completed registration forms to

This campaign underscores the county’s commitment to protecting both residents and their beloved animals from the dangers of rabies.

For more information and registration forms, please visit the Pender County Animal Shelter website or contact: 910-259-1484.

Pender County Animal Shelter is open Monday – Friday 9:00 am – noon; 1:00pm – 4:30pm and Saturday and Sunday noon – 4:00 pm and is located at 33280 New Savannah Road in Burgaw.

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