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Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick reminds pet owners that the County’s free rabies clinic for dogs, cats, and ferrets will be held next week. Organized by the Erie County Department of Public Health, in partnership with the Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society and the SPCA, serving Erie County, the clinic is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at the Town of Tonawanda Highway Garage, 450 Woodward Avenue (off of Military Rd.), Tonawanda.


“Pet owners have a responsibility to protect their animals and their community,” Legislator Hardwick said. “The county’s rabies clinic offers pet owners the opportunity to vaccinate their pets for free.”


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.


Additional clinics have been scheduled on the following dates:

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


For additional information, please call Legislator Hardwick at 858-8672 or e-mail, Kevin.hardwick@erie.gov.