Hillsborough Township residents are being urged to have their dogs and cats immunized against rabies. The Bridgewater Health Department is offering multiple clinics that Hillsborough residents can attend, with vaccinations being provided free of charge.
The department says rabies in wildlife, especially raccoons, continues to be a public health concern in New Jersey, as well as Somerset County. It says the best defense against rabies is prompt vaccination of domestic animals.
The following is a list of clinics being offered in Bridgewater.When Where Times Saturday, May 5 , 24 Old York Road Dogs only: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Cats only: 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, May 8 Martinsville Firehouse, Mt. Horeb and Washington Valley Road Dogs only: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Cats only: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 19 , North Bridge Street and Foothilld Road Dogs only: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Cats only: 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, May 22 , 672 East Main St. Dogs only: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Cats only: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
It is extremely important that all dogs brought to the clinic be securely leashed and accompanied by an adult. All cats must be leashed or contained in a secure box or carrier. Current license information will speed processing but is not necessary for a vaccination.