NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Want to keep your dog or cat free of rabies this year? Here’s your chance.

New Brunswick is holding a free rabies clinic from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 at the Department of Public Works garage, 400 Jersey Ave.

The city requires dogs and cats to have rabies vaccines that are valid through November. Participants must bring their pet’s renewal worksheet to the clinic.

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Pet owners are required to keep up-to-date licenses for their animals. According to the city, residents must renew their pet licenses for 2017 by the end of the month.

Licenses cost $15.20 for neutered or spayed pets and $18.20 for those who have not undergone the procedures, according to the city.

New Brunswick charges an additional $5 for license renewals after Feb. 1. That fee grows to $10 come June, according to the city.

After June, authorities may issue a summons for pet owners who have failed to renew their licenses.

The city requires residents to note any new or deceased pets, or if the owner has moved from New Brunswick.