ORANGE, NJ — While conversations about the importance of the COVID-19 vaccine are dominating headlines, protecting your pets from vermin scurrying around town with rabies is a focus too.

Orange is offering a free Rabies Clinic for cats and dogs on January 23, 2021, from 10 am- 12 pm at the parking lot behind Orange City Hall.

This clinic comes during a time when there happen to be many reports of there being fox running through the town and surrounding areas. The reports and video footage of the animals have been appearing on community watch apps like “Neighborhood" by Ring. 

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According to the Humane Society, “any warm-blooded mammal can carry or contract rabies, but the primary carriers in North America are raccoonsskunksbatsfoxes and coyotes. Thanks to an increase in pet vaccinations, wildlife now account for more than 90 percent of all reported rabies cases.”

Residents who want to attend the clinic with their pets must wear masks. The event is in collaboration with the Township and the Department of Community Services. 

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