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April 28, 2004

Health Department Will Hold Rabies Clinic in Pulaski May 12

PULASKI -- The Oswego County Health Department will hold a rabies clinic Wednesday, May 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the County Department of Public Works garage, County Route 2A, Pulaski.

All dogs, cats and pet ferrets are required by state law to have current rabies shots. 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. Pet owners should bring their pet's last rabies certificate to the clinic.

The health department requests a $5 donation per animal to help cover the cost of the rabies clinics.

Additional clinics will be held later this summer and fall in Parish, Volney, Scriba and Pulaski. All clinics will be on Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m.

The schedule for the rest of the year is:

  • 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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