Rabies Information

Rabies Virus

Rabies is a viral disease that can affect all mammals, including humans. The virus attacks the central nervous system and can be secreted in saliva. Because rabies affects people as well as animals, control of this disease has become a top priority for the Division of Animal Health. With the cooperation of the Department of Public Health and the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, every angle of potential rabies exposures gets covered in order to prevent further rabies infections.  Visit Mass.gov to find detailed information on the Massachusetts Rabies Control Program and Regulations

Rabies Clinic


This years event was held on Friday June 23rd, 2023

from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon

at the Whitman Animal Shelter 100 Essex Street

Thank you to Dr. Harrison and the Abington Animal Hospital Staff for helping to make the event a huge success.

Dr. Harrison and his staff from Abington Animal Hospital Administered over 49 Vaccines in a two hour period.  The Town of Whitman appreciates the continued support and generosity of the Abington Animal Hospital for helping to run these annual Rabies Clinics as a service to our residents.

Rabies Clinic 2023


Please contact the Whitman Board of Health office with any questions at 781-618-9755

Visit Mass.gov to see other Rabies Clinics available in Massachusetts.