Rabies clinic slated for Tuesday

FONDA — The Montgomery County Department of Public Health will have a rabies clinic from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the St. Johnsville Town Barn, 7431 Route 5, according to a news release.

The New York State Public Health Law requires that all dogs, cats and domestic ferrets are to have initial vaccinations administered against rabies no later than 4 months of age and stay up to date with re-vaccinations. The 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. The pet owners should bring proof of their pet’s last rabies vaccination.

The veterinarian administration fee is $10 per rabies vaccine. Other vaccines will be available at additional fees.

Those attending who are unvaccinated for COVID are to follow the Center for Disease Control guidelines and wear face coverings.

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 contact the MCPH at (518) 853-3531 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or a veterinarian.

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