Humboldt-Del Norte Veterinary Medical Association Offering Low-Cost Canine Rabies Vaccinations

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This is a press release from the Department of Health and Human Services:

The Humboldt-Del Norte Veterinary Medical Association is sponsoring low-cost canine rabies vaccination clinics throughout the county in May, June and July.

During the clinics, dog vaccinations are $10 each. Other canine and feline vaccinations will be available. The cost of these vaccines will vary with each clinic. A complete clinic schedule follows below.

In the past year, two dogs and a cat tested positive for the fatal virus in the Humboldt County Public Health Lab. Prior to that, Humboldt County had not had a positive test for dogs since 2010.

Dogs are required by state law to be vaccinated at 3 months, with a booster one year later and then every three years thereafter. Cats aren’t required by law to be vaccinated. However, it is highly recommended as they frequently interact with wildlife.

Questions about rabies can be directed to DEH at 707-445-6215 or toll free at 800-963-9241.

The Humboldt-Del Norte Veterinary Medical Association rabies clinic schedule for 2017 is:

May 13:   Ferndale Veterinary Hospital from noon to 2 p.m.

May 17:   Petrolia Grange from 10 a.m. to noon

May 20:   Riverwalk Veterinary Hospital in Fortuna from 10 a.m. to noon and Fortuna Veterinary Hospital 10 a.m. to noon

June 3:   Broadway Animal Hospital noon to 2 p.m.

June 17: McKineyville Animal Care Center noon to 1 p.m.

June 28: Arcata Animal Hospital from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

July 8:    Sunny Brae Animal Clinic from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

July 15:   Myrtle Avenue Veterinary Hospital in Eureka from noon to 1 p.m.

Additional clinics are available in Trinity County. Please call Julie Lisignoli at 707-822-2402 for dates and times.



  • Hope people take advantage of this! It’s important!

  • It’s cheap,and it protects your precious babies,and you🐾🐕🐾🐩🐩🐾

  • We used to have a lot more of these services before the witch hunt against Dr. Humble. Yes, he was a jerk to people at times, but he was our best surgeon, was always there for emergencies, and tirelessly worked with local non-profits; at least 1 has shut down because the clinics who brought him down won’t step up and fill the void. Shame on them, we’re desperate enough for medical care around here without you on your ethical high horses. Step up and fill the gaps, you know who you are.

    • Virtually ALL the rescue-groups have been negatively impacted by the horrific and unjust closure of the best, most cooperative veterinary clinic in Humboldt County! Pet owners too, are impacted in ways they may or may not understand to be the residual effects of Dr. Humble’s ‘professional-demise.’ Critically ill and injured companion-animals are now rejected by local emergency services… and many are dying en route to out-of-town veterinary clinics! This… and surrounding counties have been dealt a death-blow as concerns the availability of excellent veterinary care! YES! Please take advantage of the currently available low-cost rabies services! I am Gail Holder, founder of K9-Angels!

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