Rabies clinic set for Saturday

WEIRTON – The Hancock County Dog Warden Department will hold a rabies clinic from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Weirton City Building parking lot located on Cove Road.

It is also sponsored by the Hancock County Commission, Hancock county Assessor’s Office, Hilltop Animal Hospital and Hancock County Animal Shelter.

Mark Ferris is the sponsoring veterinarian.

The cost is $8 for a rabies shot, $3 for a license, $10 for a kennel license and $10 for a vicious dog license.

Dogs must be on a leash, and cats must be in a carrier.

West Virginia law requires all dogs six months and older be licensed and vaccinated against rabies. Anyone who has a dog or cat is required by state law to vaccinate them against rabies with a three-year vaccine, have the animal boostered one year after the initial vaccination and every third year thereafter.

Anyone failing to vaccinate an animal against rabies can be fined $50 per animal. Those failing to license a dog can be fined $100 per animal. The fines will be accessed in addition to court fees.

To report a dog bit, call the dog warden at (304) 564-3311, extension 292, or the Hancock County Sheriff’s office at (304) 564-4100 or (304) 797-8555.