Rabies clinic slated for Saturday

FONDA — A rabies vaccination clinics will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Mohawk Town Barn, 2-4 Park St., and from 9 a.m. to noon at 345 E. Main St., Amsterdam, sponsored by Montgomery County Public Health.

State Public Health Law requires that all dogs, cats and domestic ferrets have initial vaccinations administered 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. This helps the veterinarian determine whether the pet will receive a one- or three-year vaccination. Without it, a pet will receive a one-year vaccination only.

The veterinarian administration fee is $10 per rabies vaccine. Other vaccines will be offered at both clinics for additional administration fees.

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

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