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April 14, 2004

Oswego County Health Department Will Hold Rabies Clinic in Parish

PARISH -- The Oswego County Health Department is holding a rabies clinic at the County Highway Garage on Dill Pickle Alley from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 21.

All dogs, cats and pet ferrets are required by state law to have current rabies shots. Pet owners should bring their pet's last rabies certificate to the clinic. A $5 donation is requested to help cover clinic costs.

Animals may receive their first rabies vaccine at age three months. The first shot protects the animal from rabies for one year. Subsequent shots last for three years. Rabies clinics will be held later this year in Pulaski, Volney, Scriba and again in Parish. All clinics are Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m.

The schedule is:

  • April 21: County highway garage on Dill Pickle Alley, Parish.
  • May 12: County highway garage on County Route 2A, Pulaski.
  • June 16: Bristol Hill solid waste facility, State Route 3, Volney.
  • July 21: County highway garage, State Route 104, Scriba.
  • Aug. 11: Bristol Hill solid waste facility, State Route 3, Volney.
  • Sept. 15: County highway garage, County Route 2A, Pulaski; and
  • Nov. 3: County highway garage, Dill Pickle Alley, Parish.

Any person or pet that comes in contact with a sick or suspicious-acting animal should be reported to the county health department as soon as possible. A bite or scratch on the skin should be washed immediately with soap and water.

For more information, call the health department, weekdays at 349-3564 or 800-596-3200, ext. 3564. In an emergency during evenings, weekends, or holidays, call the health department's answering service at 341-0086.

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