About 1,300 animals were vaccinated against rabies during a May 30 free rabies clinic conducted by the Erie County Department of Health, according to Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz and County Legislator Lynn M. Marinelli (D-Buffalo, Town of Tonawanda).
The county, in association with the Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society and the SPCA Serving Erie County, vaccinated 1,049 dogs, 233 cats and 17 ferrets at the clinic held at the American Legion Post No. 1041 on Amherst Street in Buffalo.
“The overwhelming response to this county-provided service justifies the thought and effort the County Department of Health, County Executive and County Legislature put into these free rabies clinics,” Legislator Marinelli, member of the Health and Human Services Committee, said. “The free rabies clinics continue to be one of the more popular public services. I commend the workers from the County Health Department, the veterinarians and the SPCA volunteers for providing this important service to our residents and their pets.”
“Vaccinating 1,299 pets at one rabies clinic is an impressive feat, and I commend the Department of Health, along with their partners, for doing such a great job at Wednesday’s clinic,” County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz said. “Providing efficient constituent services like this free clinic is a good way to protect residents and their pets from rabies, and it’s great that so many residents came out to be a part of it.”