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Free winter rabies vaccine clinic planned for Erie County's dogs, cats & ferrets


Mon, Feb 6th 2023 02:25 pm

Saturday, Feb. 25

Submitted by the Erie County Department of Health

Department of Health staff and volunteers from Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society, Medaille College, the SPCA Serving Erie County, and the county’s Medical Reserve Corps are ready to vaccinate your pets at the North Buffalo Community Center

The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) has opened registration for a free winter rabies vaccine clinic on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the North Buffalo Community Center.

Registration is available (https://www3.erie.gov/envhealth/rabies-vaccination-clinics-pet-health), and appointments are required. 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.

Dogs must be secured with a collar and leash, or restrained in a carrier; cats and ferrets must be restrained in a secure carrier. Please do not use retractable or extended leashes.

ECDOH expresses sincere thanks to the Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society, the Medaille College veterinary technology program, the SPCA Serving Erie County, and the Erie County Medical Reserve Corps for providing volunteers and support in coordinating free rabies vaccination clinics for our community.

Additional clinics will be announced for spring and fall 2023.

For more:

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

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

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