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March 20, 2008

Health Department Will Hold Rabies Clinic March 26 in Scriba

SCRIBA -- The Oswego County Health Department will hold its first rabies clinic of the year from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, at the Oswego County Highway Garage on state Route 104, Oswego.

New York State recommends that all puppies, kittens, and pet ferrets be vaccinated by rabies starting at three months of age. A second vaccination is required within one year of the first, and every three years thereafter. Owners should bring their pet's last rabies certificate to the clinic.

Dogs must be leashed and cats or ferrets must be enclosed in a crate. The health department suggests a $5 donation per animal to help cover the cost of the clinic.

Anytime a person or pet comes in physical contact with a wild animal, the incident 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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