Orange Beach Animal Control to host free rabies and microchip clinic

March 10, 2022
Orange Beach Animal Control to host free rabies and microchip clinic

Orange Beach residents are invited to sign up to get their pet(s) microchipped and/or vaccinated for rabies. 

Residents can stop by City Hall to fill out forms for the free vaccination and microchipping for their dogs and/or cats. Orange Beach City Hall is located at 4099 Orange Beach Blvd. 

The one-year rabies vaccine and microchipping will be administered by Dr. Lee Ann McGill for free, courtesy of the City of Orange Beach, on Saturday, March 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Unleashed Dog Park, 27920 Canal Road. There is a limited amount of vaccinations and microchips, so sign up early for the clinic. 

This clinic is for Orange Beach residents only. Pre-registration is required and the deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 23.

Rabies is a disease of all mammals, including man, and is always considered to be fatal unless preventative treatment is given following the bite. The primary means of exposure is through a bite or scratch with contaminated saliva from the animal. Transmission of the deadly virus also can occur if saliva contacts mucous membranes of the eye or mouth. Vaccination of domestic dogs, cats and ferrets not only protects the animals against rabies, but also creates an additional protective buffer between wildlife rabies and humans. State law requires that dogs, cats and ferrets remain currently vaccinated against rabies.

For more information, call Orange Beach Animal Control Officer Tiffany Long at 251-424-5073 or email talong@orangebeachal.gov.