A record number of animals for a winter clinic were vaccinated against rabies during a January 31 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 505 dogs and cats at the clinic held at the North Buffalo Community Center, according to information provided by County Health Department Public Sanitarian Peter Tripi.
“I’m pleased to see the amount of public participation in the rabies vaccination clinic, and look forward to continuing this service for as long as it is budgetarily feasible,” said County Executive Poloncarz.
"The free rabies clinic is one of the more popular public services," said Legislator Marinelli, member of the Health and Human Services Committee. "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.”