Rabies is a serious disease that affects the brain and nervous system, and infection usually results in death. In the Northwest Territories, Arctic foxes can be infected with the disease, and can transfer it to dogs, cats and people through saliva (by biting or scratching).
Several foxes and dogs have recently tested positive for the disease in Tuktoyaktuk.
Help protect your family, your pets, your community and yourself by getting your dogs vaccinated for rabies.
In response to the local outbreak in Tuktoyaktuk, the Government of the Northwest Territories is offering a free rabies vaccine clinic in the community this week, in partnership with the Hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk.
- Tuesday evening - January 26, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
- Wednesday - January 27, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
WHERE: Tuktoyaktuk Fire Hall
- Only one dog at a time will be allowed into the Fire Hall due to COVID-19 restrictions.
- Owners are required to wear a mask.
- Your dog must be under control and on a leash at all times.
- If you have more than five dogs, please call the Hamlet to schedule an appointment with the mobile clinic: (867) 977-2286.
If you would like to volunteer for the clinic or receive training to provide rabies vaccinations in the community, please call (867) 977-2286.
For more information about rabies in the Northwest Territories and how you can protect yourself, visit:
- Rabies in the Northwest Territories - Frequently Asked Questions
- Rabies Prevention - Department of Health and Social Services
- Field Guide to Wildlife Diseases and Parasites in the Northwest Territories