Animal Rabies Control
Animal Rabies clinics are offered at several locations in the Spring and in the Fall to provide for the economical vaccination of dogs, cats, and ferrets.
2018 Spring Schedule is here
For animals to receive a 3 year vaccination, please present a current vaccination certificate.
Otherwise, all shots will be for 1 year only.
In Maryland, all dogs, cats, and ferrets must be vaccinated against rabies before 4 months of age.
Call 443-523-1730 for more information.
Michael McIntyre, Director of Environmental Health, urges everyone to have their cats, dogs, ferrets, that are at least four months of age and older, vaccinated against the Rabies virus.
Rabies continues in Somerset County and a vaccination is your pet’s only protection from the virus.
If you have any questions or concerns, call our office at the number on the top of this page.
Animal Bite and Rabies Information
Any animal bite, whether animal to human, or animal to animal, is a potential rabies exposure. All potential exposures should be reported to the local Health Department as soon as possible. Our Environmental staff works closely with Communicable Disease nurses for clinical investigation of potential human exposures. To report a Somerset County incident, call Environmental Health section at the Somerset Co. Health Dept. during normal working hours. After hours, and on weekends or holidays, report the incident to Somerset Central at (410) 651-2633. There is always a member of the Environmental staff on-call to provide consultation relating to a possible rabies exposure.