5/18/15: May Dates for Rabies Vaccination Clinics

Modified: May 18, 2015 1:23pm

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5/18/15

Broadway Market, ECC South Campus to Host Popular Free Clinics for Dogs, Cats, Ferrets

ERIE COUNTY, NY— The Erie County Department of Health reminds pet owners that two May clinics have been scheduled for free rabies vaccinations for dogs, cats, and ferrets. On Wednesday, May 20 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM a clinic will be held at the Broadway Market in Buffalo, and on Wednesday, May 27 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM a clinic will be held at Erie Community College (South Campus) Building #7, 4041 Southwestern Boulevard, Orchard Park. 

“These clinics are one of our most popular services as, at every clinic, hundreds of pet owners take advantage of this free service to protect their pets and their families from rabies. In fact, in the past three years over 15,000 animals were vaccinated countywide through this service,” said Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz. “Pet owners should also remember that the law requires all dogs and cats in Erie County to get vaccinated against rabies. I would like to thank the Rabies, Disease & Vector Control program in the Erie County Department of Health, along with their partners, for working to provide this vital service to residents.”

The popular clinics are conducted by the Erie County Department of Health in association with the Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society, the Medaille College Veterinary Technology Program, and the SPCA Serving Erie County and provide free rabies vaccinations for dogs, cats, and ferrets. In January 2015, an indoor-clinic record 620 animals received rabies vaccinations at a free clinic held in North Buffalo. In 2014, 30 animals tested positive for rabies in Erie County, including 20 bats, 6 raccoons, 2 cats, 1 fox, and 1 skunk. In 2015 YTD, 3 bats have tested positive for rabies along with 2 raccoons and 1 fox.

 

May Rabies Clinic Dates & Locations for Dogs, Cats, & Ferrets: 

  • Wednesday, May 20, 2015: 4:00 – 7:00 PM, Broadway Market, 999 Broadway, Buffalo
  • Wednesday, May 27, 2015: 4:00 – 7:00 PM, Erie Community College (South Campus), 4041 Southwestern Boulevard, Building #7, Orchard Park

 

For more information: 

On the ECDOH Rabies, Disease & Vector Control program, visit

http://www2.erie.gov/health/index.php?q=vector-control-program