Rabies clinic set in St. Johnsville

ST. JOHNSVILLE — A rabies vaccination clinic will be held Tuesday at the Town Barn, 7431 Route 5, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., according to a news release from the Montgomery County Health Department.

The veterinarian administration fee is $10 per vaccination. Only rabies vaccines will be offered.

To assure the safety of other pets and people; dogs must be leashed; cats and ferrets must be contained in a pet carrier or box when attending the clinic.

For more information about rabies, call Montgomery County Public Health at (518) 853-3531 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or a veterinarian.

State public health law requires that dogs, cats and domestic ferrets have initial vaccinations against rabies no later than 4 months of age and stay up to date with revaccinations. Revaccinations are required a year later and a booster shot every three years. It is important to have pets vaccinated in a timely manner in order for the pet to be considered protected against the virus. Pet owners should bring proof of their pet’s last rabies vaccination.

By Patricia Older

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