Rabies vaccinations (good for one year) are available at the Animal Services, Monday through Friday 10 am to 4 pm, and Saturday 10 pm to 2 pm. The fee is $10.


Rabies is a disease, caused by a virus, that can infect all mammals, including humans. It is transmitted through contact with the saliva or nervous tissue of an infectious animal - usually through a bite. If an exposed person or animal is not treated quickly, the virus may infect the person or animal and may result in death.

Rabies is almost always fatal to animals and people once signs of disease appear and the State of North Carolina mandates reporting of all animal bites for the protection of the victim. During a bite investigation of a dog or a cat, the rabies vaccination status is documented and the animal is observed for ten days. Immediate treatment by a doctor after exposure may include post-exposure rabies vaccinations and will prevent the development of the disease.

If you have any reason to believe that there has been a dog or cat bite or other type of rabies exposure, immediately contact Moore County Sheriff's Office at 910-947-2931 or call 911 after hours.