Niagara County Department of Health free appointment-only/drive-thru rabies clinic at Amtrak Niagara Falls Train Station depot
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Niagara County Department of Health has instituted new safety protocols for its next scheduled rabies clinic. The event is to be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 14, at the City of Niagara Falls Train Station depot at 825 Depot Ave. West. Enter from Main Street.
“In order to maintain social-distancing and manage crowds that would typically arrive at a rabies clinic, certain new protocols are being established to protect both the workers and the public from possible asymptomatic (infectious, yet symptom-free) persons,” said Scott Ecker, associate supervisory public health sanitarian.
Pre-registration is required and will open at noon on Monday, Nov. 9. Once all appointment slots are filled, registration will close and no additional appoints will be accepted.
Public Health Director Dan Stapleton noted, “Department staff will be utilizing these measures to ensure community safety while still providing essential animal vaccination services for dogs, cats and ferrets.
“Animal rabies continues to be a serious public health concern in Niagara County. Rabies is a viral disease that nearly always results in death of the animal that is not adequately protected with a rabies vaccination. Ideally, a pet owner utilizes their veterinary office near them to receive these services. These rabies clinics are intended to bridge the gap for pet owners who have had difficulty scheduling a routine check-up for their pet with their veterinarian.”