Community Hygiene Program
The Community Hygiene Program ensures that: reported animal incidents are evaluated for the risk of rabies, citizen complaints are investigated, children that are adopted or in foster care live in healthy homes, aquatic facilities are operated in a safe and sanitary manner. This Program is also involved in sampling of private drinking water wells, and other activities.
Rabies Vaccinations for Your Pets
Howard County Health Department, in cooperation with the Animal Control and Adoption Center, sponsors monthly local vaccination clinics to protect your pet (cat, dog or ferret) from the rabies virus. Clinics are held on the third Thursday of the month (weather permitting).
WHAT: Rabies Vaccination Clinic
WHERE: Howard County Animal Control & Adoption Center
8576 Davis Rd, Columbia, MD 21045
WHEN: Thursday, December 16, 2021
12:00pm - 1:30pm
COST: $5.00 (Cash or Check)
- Pets must be at least 4 months old to receive a vaccination.
- Animals may be vaccinated with 1 or 3-year vaccine based on prior vaccination history
- Bring a copy of previous vaccine history from a veterinarian. (3-year vaccination will be documented on the new certificate.)
- A County license for your pet may be obtained inside of Animal Control at an additional charge ($6.00 for altered, $24.00 for unaltered). Proof of spay/neuter is required.
All pets must be on a leash or in a carrier!