City to offer rabies shots

HARLINGEN — The city is inviting residents to protect pets with the rabies vaccination.

Harlingen’s annual Spring Rabies Clinic is April 18 to 23 at different locations throughout the city. There is a minimal immunization and licensing fee of $15 per pet.

“Protecting your pets by keeping them current on vaccinations is very important,” Environmental Health Director Ramiro Gonzales said. “Rabies is 100 percent deadly and there is no cure.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, rabies is a preventable viral disease of mammals most often transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal.

Dogs and cats who receive an initial rabies vaccination are not considered immunized until 28 days after the vaccine has been administered. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that any animal newly vaccinated, or those too young to receive the vaccine (less than three months), not be left outdoors unattended.

For more information, please call the city of Harlingen at 956-216-5220.


Monday through Friday, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m.

Monday, April 18 – Bonham Park at 21st and Jefferson

Tuesday, April 19 – Humane Society, 1106 Markowsky

Wednesday, April 20 – Lon C. Hill Park

Thursday, April 21 – Sports Complex at 3139 Wilson Road

Friday, April 22 – Arroyo Park at 1110 New Hampshire

Saturday, April 23 – Victor Park at 1601 S. M Street and McKelvey Park at 1325 S. 77 Sunshine Strip