The St. Joseph County Humane Society is offering free rabies vaccinations this Sunday at eight locations throughout the South Bend area. The vaccines will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis between noon and 3 pm on September 28.
Indiana state law requires all dogs and cats to be vaccinated against rabies for pets over the age of 12 weeks. This includes indoor cats as well. Rabies is a serious, incurable disease that is fatal when symptoms are present. Rabies can also spread to human when bitten by an infected animal.
The Humane Society says that they will only administer the vaccination to pets who are leashed or confined to a carrier. The animal must be at least 12 weeks old and not pregnant. The legal owner will need to be present.
Vaccinations are taking place at the following locations:
#1 Humane Society of St. Joseph County
2506 Grape Rd., Mishawaka
#2 South West Fire Department
23626 Filmore Rd., South Bend
#3 Centre Township Fire Department
19971 Kern Rd., South Bend
415 University Court, Granger
#5 North Liberty Town Hall
300 S. Main St., North Liberty
#6 Hoosier Racing Tire
65465 US HWY 31, Lakeville
#7 County/City Building
227 W. Jefferson Blvd., South Bend
#8 Paw Mart
306 N. Bittersweet, Mishawaka
If you have any questions, call the Humane Society at (574) 255-4726 ext 0.