1. Protect Your Pet
  2. Rabies Overview
  3. Rabies Signs in Animals
  4. Exposure Instructions
  5. Additional Rabies Information

Protect Your Pet

The only way to fully protect your pets is to ensure that they are currently vaccinated. The Health Department offers rabies vaccination clinics for cats, dogs, and ferrets 3 months of age and older.  

The Health Department will be holding rabies vaccination clinics for cats, dogs and ferrets 3 months of age or older on on two dates in the Fall of 2023.  Cost is $10 per animal, cash or check only (no credit cards). 

Sunday, September 24, 2023 at Thurmont Community Park

  • 12:30-3:30pm
  • Community Park Road, Thurmont MD 21788

Sunday, October 22 at Brunswick Park

  • 12:30-3:30pm
  • 655 East Potomac Street, Brunswick MD 21716

If your pet has been previously vaccinated, please bring paperwork with you. If you have over 5 pets, call 301-600-1717 to start paperwork ahead of time.

Other Locations:

  • For Frederick County Animal Control clinics, visit www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/fcac or call 301-600-1546.
  • For Humane Society clinics, spay/neuter programs, pet food bank and micro-chipping information, visit http://www.fchs.org, or call 301-694-8300.
  • For Animal Welfare League clinics, spay/neuter information and pet food bank information, visit http://www.awlfc.org/ or call 301-663-5855.
  • For clinics through the Carroll County Health Department check their website at Carroll County.
  • For residents of Montgomery County their clinic information is available at resident of Montgomery County.
  • For clinics through the Howard County Health Department check out info at Howard County.
  • For residents of Washington County the Humane Society has clinic info at resident of Washington County.
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