Rabies Information

Animal Control Supervisor: Trinity Smith
Phone: (252) 637-4606
Fax: (252) 633-0925

North Carolina state law requires every dog, cat, and ferret over four months of age to be vaccinated against rabies. The vaccine must be administered and certified by a licensed veterinarian or a Certified Rabies Vaccinator. Your veterinarian can also provide duplicate tags and certificates. Craven Pamlico Animal Services Center has Certified Rabies Vaccinators on staff that can administer a one-year rabies vaccination for your pet. Please call for days and times this service is available.

In North Carolina, the animal's first rabies vaccine is good for one year and subsequent vaccinations are good for three years.

Please be a responsible pet owner by displaying the animal's rabies tag at all times. A $25.00 penalty may apply for failing to display the tag. Failure to obtain or keep rabies vaccines up to date are subject to fines as well as court action under NCGS 130A-185. To find out about Rabies Vaccination Clinics, click here.

Get answers the most frequently asked questions about animals and rabies, prevention and treatment. Learn a little history or find out which animals have been infected in your county at http://www.epi.state.nc.us/epi/vet.html.

Epidemiology Branch Public Health in North Carolina



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