Pet services

Free Rabies Clinics For Mecklenburg County Residents

  • Dogs must be leashed and cats in carriers.

  • Please have cats in separate carriers as this makes it easier to administer the rabies shots.


  • Dogs must be in regular collars or harnesses. NO CHAINS are allowed to be used as collars.

  • No appointment needed.

  • All rabies vaccines given will be valid for 1 year.

  • You MUST bring a picture ID with your current address. If your address on your ID is not current, please also bring a utility bill that shows your current address. If you do not have a picture ID you will be turned away.

  • All dogs and cats that are coming to receive a rabies shot MUST  be at least 4 months of age. Any animal brought that is under 4 months will be turned away. If you have any papers that shows a birth date on your pet bring that with you.

  • Your pet will not receive a rabies vaccination from us if it is requested more than 30 days before the previous shot’s expiration date. Rabies vaccinations requested within the final 30 days or after expiration will be given. 

  • If you are bringing an animal to the clinic for a family member, friend, or neighbor, you MUST  have their photo ID (or a photo copy of their photo ID) with their current address and written permission for you to get their animals vaccinated.

  • Upon your visit, you will see a tent with tables and a cart in the parking lot in front of the building closest to our barn. There may be a line but start there. Volunteers will be on site to help direct you.

  • Please note that there could be a long wait to receive your pets vaccination so we appreciate your patience. Feel free to bring a book or something to do and even a chair. Summer and late Fall are the busiest clinic months.

AC&C responds to hundreds of calls involving wildlife.  As Charlotte grows and the wildlife habitat is destroyed  conditions are perfect for more human and wild animal interactions as well as pet and wild animal interactions.