Drive-Thru Rabies Clinic Provides Quick and Easy Protection

Keeping your cat or dog up-to-date on rabies shots does not have to be complicated or expensive. You can cruise through Stafford's drive-thru Rabies Clinic on Saturday, April 16, 2022. The cost is only $10 per pet. You must pre-register, and there are two easy ways to do that: online; or by visiting the Stafford Treasurer's Office. Stafford Animal Control is holding the event on the Stafford Government Center campus at 1300 Courthouse Road, Stafford, VA 22554 – next to the courthouse.

"This is another service we provide to our citizens to help keep everyone safe and allow them to complete business with ease," said Stafford Sheriff's Office Captain Joe Bice, Chief Animal Control Officer. "Prevention is critically important when it comes to rabies, and there is no easier way to get your pet vaccinated."

If you have a record of your pet's last vaccination, your pet is eligible for three years of prevention. If you have no record of a rabies shot or the rabies vaccination has expired by more than one month, the pet can only receive a one-year shot. Remember to provide your prior vaccine history when pre-registering for a three-year rabies vaccine. Non-county residents are also welcome, but they must pre-register.

Driving through could not be easier. Dogs stay in their vehicle on a leash, and the professionals' vaccine them right in the car. Cats must be in a carrier, and they are taken into the Animal Control mobile unit to be vaccinated and returned to the vehicle. Social distancing per Coronavirus protocol will be observed.

It is important to note that pre-registration is required by visiting The registration will close on Wednesday, April 13, 2022. There are no refunds if you pre-register and cannot attend. The clinic takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, 2022, in the parking lot of the Stafford County Government Center, 1300 Courthouse Road, Stafford, VA 22554.