Rabies clinic planned in Fonda

FONDA — The Montgomery County Department of Public Health will have the following rabies clinic.

∫ From 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at 2 Park Drive, Amsterdam.

New York State Public Health Law requires that all dogs, cats and domestic ferrets shall have initial vaccinations administered against rabies no later than 4 months of age and stay up to date with re-vaccinations. Re-vaccinations are required one 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. This helps the veterinarian determine whether the pet will receive a one or three year vaccination; without it your pet will receive a one-year vaccination only, the news release stated.

Veterinarian administration fee for rabies vaccine is $10.00 per vaccine. Other vaccines will be available at additional fees, the news release stated.

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 rabies clinic, the news release stated.

For more information about rabies contact Montgomery County Public Health at (518) 853-3531 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or a veterinarian.

By Josh Bovee

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