East Providence News

3/1/2011 - Rabies Clinic to be held April 10 from 10am to noon
East Providence Schedules Clinic for Rabies Vaccinations for Dogs and Cats and Dog Licensing 

The City of East Providence, Office of the City Clerk, in conjunction with the East Providence Animal Shelter and the Rhode Island Veterinary Medical Association will be hosting a Rabies Clinic on Sunday, April 10, 2011, from 10:00am-12:00pm, at the Engustian Municipal Public Works Complex, 60 Commercial Way, East Providence. Appointments in advance are not required. Dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in carriers.

Facing an onslaught of financial hardships, many residents are finding it difficult to cover the cost of a veterinary visit and vaccination for their companion animal. However, rabies vaccinations for all dogs and cats are required by State Law. To help residents comply with the law, the cost for obtaining a rabies vaccination for a dog or cat is just $10.00 per companion animal. In order for a dog or cat to receive a three year vaccination, human companions must present proof of previous vaccination, a copy of their previous rabies certificate, dated within the last two years is required, otherwise the companion animal will receive a one year vaccination only.

In addition, dog licenses will be available at the Clinic. The City of East Providence requires dogs to be licensed, a license fee with proof of the companion animals spay or neuter is just $13.00 per dog, $5.00 for senior citizens. If the dog is unaltered the cost is $33.00, $15.00 for senior citizens.
Residents will need to pay in cash only, checks, credit and debit cards will not be accepted.

We will be collecting donations for the East Providence Animal Shelter won’t you please consider bringing a donation item to help an animal waiting for adoption? Donations of the following items are greatly appreciated; blankets, treats, newspapers, dog food, cat food and especially kitten food needed for the upcoming kitten season.

For questions please feel free to contact the East Providence City Clerk’s Office at 435-7590.