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3 free rabies vaccine clinics planned by Erie County Department of Health this fall


Mon, Aug 22nd 2022 07:00 am

Cats, dogs & ferrets welcome at Orchard Park, Cheektowaga, Buffalo sites

The Erie County Department of Health has opened registration for three free rabies vaccine clinic sites clinics this fall.

The first two dates at Orchard Park and Cheektowaga will follow the drive-thru model used by ECDOH for the past two years. For the Broadway Market location, pet owners will walk or carry their animals through.

•Saturday, Sept. 10, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Erie Community College, South Campus, 4041 Southwestern Boulevard – Building No. 7, Orchard Park – drive-thru

•Saturday, Sept. 24, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Erie County Emergency and Training Operations Center, 3359 Broadway Street (near Union Road), Cheektowaga – drive-thru

Saturday, Oct. 8, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Broadway Market, 999 Broadway (parking ramp-ground floor), Buffalo – walk-through

Registration links to all dates are posted at www.erie.gov/health/rabies.

Appointments are required, and up to three pets will be accepted per appointment. Individuals who are unable to access online registration may call 716-961-6800 during business hours to schedule an appointment.

Dogs, cats and ferrets 3 months of age and older are eligible for a vaccination. Pet owners are asked to bring proof of their pet’s vaccination with them to the event in order to receive a three-year vaccination certificate; otherwise, a one-year certificate will be given.

Pets must be secured with a collar and leash, or restrained in a carrier; please do not use retractable or extended leashes. Pet owners should limit the number of people in the vehicle for drive-thru sites. Also, please wear a mask.

ECDOH expresses sincere thanks to 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:

√ Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH), rabies: http://www.erie.gov/health/rabies

√ ECDOH, Division of Environmental Health: 716-961-6800

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