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It's Time for the Spring Silly Season

With Spring all the critters are waking up and letting themselves be seen and heard.

Spring is upon us again and with Spring all the critters are waking up and letting themselves be seen and heard. So what does this mean for our dogs and cats?

Well it means it's doubly time to make sure our pets are up-to-date on their rabies shots and needed summer vaccines. While we are on the topic February 25th was the first of our Rabies clinics where once again Dr. Stan Weill of the , 525 Boston Post Rd. Milford, graciously volunteered his time and talents inoculating 51 dogs and cats. 

The AARF (Amity Animal Rescue Fund) volunteers also jumped in that day to help things go along smoothly.

The point is this: 22-339b Connecticut general statute states in part that all dogs or cats 3 months or older must be inoculated for rabies. This means that ALL dogs and cats whether they are "indoor" or "outdoor" or any door have to be inoculated against rabies.

IT IS THE LAW and not only that but puts up a barrier of protection for all of us. Dr. Weill will also be stepping up to the plate again in late spring for another Animal Shelter rabies clinic. Watch the local papers (and Patch) for date and times.

On another note: June is dog license month and Connecticut state law in part  states that ALL dogs 6 months or older must be licensed, so in June take your rabies records and trot down to your city clerk's office and get your dogs licensed.

Well, I think that's enough for now so have a happy pet-safe spring!

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