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March 11, 2005

Oswego County Announces Rabies Clinics Schedule

The Oswego County Health Department will sponsor eight rabies clinics this year, beginning March 30 in Scriba. There will be two clinics each at the county Department of Public Works garages in Scriba, Parish, Pulaski and Volney. All clinics will be on Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m.

The schedule is:

  • March 30: County highway garage on state Route 104, Scriba.
  • April 20: County highway garage on Dill Pickle Alley, Parish.
  • May 11: County highway garage on county Route 2A, Pulaski.
  • June 15: Bristol Hill solid waste facility, state Route 3, Volney.
  • July 20: County highway garage, state Route 104, Scriba.
  • Aug. 10: Bristol Hill solid waste facility, state Route 3, Volney.
  • Sept. 14: County highway garage, county Route 2A, Pulaski; and
  • Nov. 2: County highway garage, Dill Pickle Alley, Parish.

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 petís last rabies certificate to the clinic.

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

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 departmentís answering service at 341-0086.

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