Conducted by Erie County Department of Health, Clinics Address Serious Public Health Concern
The Erie County Department of Health (“ECDOH”), Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz, Erie County Legislator Lynn Marinelli (District 3) and Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein are pleased to announce that a free rabies vaccination clinic will be held in January. The clinic, conducted by the Erie County Department of Health in association with the Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society and the SPCA serving Erie County, provides free rabies vaccinations for dogs, cats, and ferrets.
“We must protect families and their pets from rabies, and these free clinics are a great way to do that,” 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 along the animal’s vaccination record as well.”
“I applaud the efforts of the Health Department, the SPCA, and the Niagara Frontier Veterinary society for working together to keep our community safe from rabies,” Legislator Lynn Marinelli (D-Buffalo, Tonawanda) said. “These clinics are a great way to fight rabies disease, and the previous clinic held in North Buffalo this past winter had a record-setting seasonal attendance. I urge everyone to bring their dog, cat, or ferret in for a vaccination.”
“These vaccinations are a good, no-cost way to minimize any problems that may arise from contact between wildlife, humans, and their pets” added Burstein. Any exposure to a wild animal, or bites from a dog or cat should be reported immediately to the Health Department at 858-7690.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
3:00pm -7:00 PM
203 Sanders Road,
Buffalo, NY 14216
(Located off Colvin Blvd, south of Kenmore Avenue)