Sept. 17, 2010
Health Department Will Hold Rabies Clinic Oct. 6 in Williamstown
The Oswego County Health Department will host a rabies clinic from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, at the Williamstown Fire Barn, State Route 13.
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 suggests a $5 donation per animal to help cover the cost of the rabies clinics, but no one will be turned away.
Any time a person or pet comes in physical contact with a wild animal, the incident should be reported to the 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 315-349-3564 or 800-596-3200, ext. 3564. In an emergency during evenings, weekends, or holidays, call the health department's answering service at 315-341-0086.
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