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9/18/12: Poloncarz Notes One Remaining September Date for Free Rabies Clinic


Conducted by Department of Health, Clinics Address Serious Public Health Concern

ERIE COUNTY, NY— Today, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz and Erie County Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein issued a reminder about the final rabies clinic to be held this month. The clinics, conducted by the County Department of Health in association with the Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society and the SPCA Serving Erie County, provide free rabies vaccinations for dogs, cats, and ferrets.

“This vital and popular service saw a record response earlier this year, as hundreds of pets were vaccinated,” said Poloncarz. “I encourage pet owners around the County to take advantage of this program by bringing their pet to the clinic, either on a leash or in a carrier, and if possible to bring the animal’s vaccination record as well.”

“Following this very warm summer, there is an increased chance of contact between wildlife, humans, and their pets,” said Burstein. “These vaccinations are a good, no-cost way to minimize any problems that may arise from this contact. Any exposure to a wild animal, or bites from a dog or cat, should be reported immediately to the Health Department at 858-7690.”

FINAL CLINIC DATE AND LOCATION FOR DOGS, CATS, AND FERRETS:

Date:             Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Time:            4:00pm – 7:00pm

Location:   West Seneca Highway Garage,
                          
39 South Ave., West Seneca (off Union near NY 400)