Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick encourages pet owners to attend the County’s upcoming free rabies clinic for dogs, cats, and ferrets. Organized by the Erie County Department of Public Health, in partnership with the Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society, the SPCA, serving Erie County and Medaille Veterinary Technology, the clinic is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, 2017 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 against rabies. Last year we saw an increase in animals carrying the disease, which is why it is important to vaccinate. These free clinics offered by the county makes it easy for all pets to get the rabies vaccination,” said Legislator Hardwick.
The following requirements must be met in order to receive the rabies vaccination:
- Pets must be at least 3 months old.
- 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.
An additional clinic is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at the Broadway Market, 999 Broadway, Buffalo (parking ramp in the back).
For additional information, please call Legislator Hardwick at 858-8672 or e-mail, Kevin.firstname.lastname@example.org.