July 29, 2004
Health Department Will Hold Rabies Clinic in Volney Aug. 11
VOLNEY-- The Oswego County Health Department will hold a rabies clinic from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, at the Bristol Hill solid waste facility on State Route 3.
All dogs, cats, and pet ferrets must have their first rabies vaccine by the time they are four months old. They must receive a second vaccination within the next year. A booster shot is typically required every three years after or according to the frequency stated on the animal's vaccination certificate.
The health department requests a $5 donation per animal to help cover the cost of the rabies clinics. Owners should bring their pet's last rabies certificate to the clinic. Anytime a person or pet comes in contact with a sick or suspicious-acting animal, the incident should be reported to the Oswego 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 on-call service at 341-0086.
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