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Erie County Department of Health plans free, drive-thru rabies vaccination clinics for May


Wed, Apr 21st 2021 11:00 am

Protect dogs, ferrets, and indoor & outdoor cats; appointments required

The Erie County Department of Health has opened registration for free rabies vaccination clinics in May in Kenmore and the City of Buffalo. The schedule includes:

•Town of Tonawanda Highway Department, 450 Woodward Ave., Kenmore

Saturday, May 8, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Register: bit.ly/0508rabies

•Buffalo Public School 84, 462 Grider St., Buffalo

Saturday, May 22, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Register: bit.ly/0522rabies

Appointments are required and a limited number are available. Individuals who are unable to register online may call 716-961-6800 during business hours to schedule an appointment.

Pet owners must make an appointment in order to attend these clinics. No walk-ins will be accepted. Dogs, cats and ferrets 3 months of age and older are eligible for a vaccination. Up to three pets will be accepted per appointment. Pet owners are asked to bring proof of vaccination with them to the event in order to receive a three-year vaccination certificate; otherwise, a one-year certificate will be given.

Staffers are asking pet owners to limit the number of people in the vehicle. Face masks or cloth face coverings will be required at all times, and physical distancing will be strictly enforced by clinic staff.

ECDOH thanked the Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society, the Medaille College Veterinary Technology Program, the SPCA Serving Erie County and Erie County SMART for providing volunteers and support in coordinating these free rabies vaccination clinics.

For more information, visit http://www.erie.gov/health/rabies or call the ECDOH division of environmental health at 716-961-6800.

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