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Three rabies clinics to be held in September

The Erie County Legislature's Minority Caucus reminds pet owners that the County is hosting three free rabies clinics for dogs, cats, and ferrets during September.

Organized by the Erie County Department of Public Health, in partnership with the Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society and the SPCA, serving Erie County, the clinics will be held on the following dates:

  • 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4 at the Town of Tonawanda Highway Garage, 450 Woodward Avenue (off of Military Rd.), Tonawanda.
  • 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11 at the Erie County Fire Training Academy, 3359 Broadway (near Union Rd.), Cheektowaga
  • 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18 at the Erie Community College North Campus, Noonan Center Maintenance Garage, 6205 Main Street (off of Youngs Rd. or Tech Dr.), Amherst 

The following requirements must be met in order to receive the rabies vaccination:

  • Pets must be at least three (3) months of age to receive a rabies vaccination.
  • Proof of previous rabies vaccination must be provided to receive a three-year certificate, otherwise a one-year certificate will be issued.
  • All dogs, cats, and ferrets must be restrained using a leash and/or pet carrier.
  • No person shall be allowed to have more than three (3) pets in line at one time.

For additional information, please contact the Legislators:

Minority Leader John Mills -- 858-8850 or john.mills@erie.gov

Legislator Lynne Dixon -- 858-8671 or lynne.dixon@erie.gov

Legislator Joseph Lorigo -- 858-8922 or joseph.lorigo@erie.gov

Legislator Kevin Hardwick -- 858-8672 or kevin.hardwick@erie.gov

Legislator Edward Rath  -- 858-8676 or edward.rath@erie.gov