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ECDOH plans free, drive-thru rabies vaccination clinics for September


Wed, Aug 11th 2021 10:30 am

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

The Erie County Department of Health has opened registration for free rabies vaccination clinics on Saturday, Sept. 11, in Orchard Park and Saturday, Sept. 25, in Cheektowaga.

On Sept. 11, the event runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Erie Community College – South, 4041 Southwestern Blvd., Building 7, Orchard Park. Register at bit.ly/0911rabies.

Then, on Sept. 25, services will be offered from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Erie County Emergency Services Training and Operations Center, 3359 Broadway (Near Union Road), Cheektowaga. Register at bit.ly/0925rabies.

Appointments are required and only a limited number are available. Individuals who are unable to access online registration 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.

Pet owners should 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 thanks 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.

Learn more at http://www.erie.gov/health/rabies.

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