Animal Shelter

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Building closed; services by advance appointment only; staff on site 9am-5pm daily.

4500 West Ox Road
Fairfax, VA 22030

Karen Diviney, Ph.D.,
Director

Low-Cost Rabies Clinics

Dark blue background with orange, green, and dark orange flowers. Text over reads: 2020 Low-Cost Rabies Vaccination Clinics. Sunday September 13, Sunday October 18, Sunday December 6. Pre-registration is required for these drive-through and curb side clinics. For details and to sign up: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/animalshelter/communityassistance/rabiesclinics

 

Cats and Ferrets:

  • Pre-registration required!
  • Time: 1-3pm on remaining two dates
  • Location: 4500 West Ox Road, Fairfax VA 22030
  • Cost: $20 per vaccination, exact cash or check only
  • Cats and ferrets MUST arrive in a secure carrier
  • This is a curbside clinic, and pet owners must remain in their car while shelter staff ferry cats and ferrets in carriers into the building to receive the rabies vaccination(s) and then return them to the car.
  • Pet owners must wear a mask to receive services. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided to you.

Cat and Ferret Low-Cost Rabies Vaccination Clinic Sign Up Process:

  1. Pre-registration is required, by signing up for a specific time slot for your preferred date here
  2. After you select a time slot, shelter staff will email you a registration form, to be filled out by the pet owner and then emailed back. If your pet has a previous rabies vaccination, we ask that you send us a photo or scanned copy of that, in order for your pet to receive a 3-year vaccination.
  3. Once we receive your completed registration form, you will receive a confirmation email with details and instructions for your appointment date/time.

 

Dogs:

  • Pre-registration required!
  • Time: 9-11am on remaining two dates
  • Location: Pender Veterinary Centre, 4001 Legato Road, Fairfax VA 22033
  • Cost: $20 per vaccination, exact cash or check only
  • All dogs MUST be on a flat/fixed leash (i.e., no retractable leashes), and MUST be comfortable being handled by strangers without their owner present.
  • This is a drive through clinic, and pet owners must remain in their car while shelter staff unload leashed dogs to walk them to the tent to receive the rabies vaccination(s) and then return them to the car. Dog owners will be within eyesight of their dogs the whole time!
  • Pet owners must wear a mask to receive services. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided to you.

Dog Low-Cost Rabies Vaccination Clinic Sign Up Process:

  1. Pre-registration is required, by signing up for a specific time slot for your preferred date here:
  2. After you select a time slot, shelter staff will email you a registration form, to be filled out by the pet owner and then emailed back. If your pet has a previous rabies vaccination, we ask that you send us a photo or scanned copy of that, in order for your pet to receive a 3-year vaccination.
  3. Once we receive your completed registration form, you will receive a confirmation email with details and instructions for your appointment date/time.

 

Please note these clinic reminders:

  • Cost is $20 per pet, cash and check only.
  • Dogs, cats, and ferrets may be vaccinated at the clinics.
  • Dogs must be on leashes; cats and ferrets must be in carriers.
  • You must reserve a day/time slot first, and then you will receive an email with a registration form prior to your selected clinic date. The form must be returned to the Shelter via email, along with your pets' most recent rabies certificate if you wish to receive a 3-year vaccine. After we have received your registration form you will get a confirmation email.
  • All pets will receive a 1-year rabies vaccination. To obtain a 3-year vaccine, please provide your pet's rabies certificate (not tag) showing the current rabies vaccination expiration date.
  • 2020 county dog license applications and addressed envelopes will be provided to dog owners, so the application and fee can be mailed to DTA.

 

Reduce your risk of exposure to the rabies virus.

  • Get your pets vaccinated against rabies, and keep current on their revaccinations.
  • Stay away from wildlife, and keep children and pets away from wildlife.
  • Always walk your dogs on a leash to keep them from running after wildlife.
  • Deter wildlife from coming into your yard by eliminating possible food sources and keeping trash can lids tightly closed.
  • Do not keep wild animals as pets!
  • Report any strange behavior by wildlife or any bites by wildlife to the Animal Protection Police by calling 703-691-2131.
  • If you are bitten by a wild animal or stray dog or cat, wash the wound immediately, seek medical attention, and report the incident to Animal Protection Police by calling 703-691-2131
  • Rabies is a deadly virus spread through saliva, and most often transmitted through bites by an infected animal. There is no cure for rabies. You can protect your pet against this virus by having them vaccinated against rabies, and Virginia state law and Fairfax County ordinances requires that dogs and cats four months of age and older be vaccinated against rabies.
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