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County to host rabies clinic

FONDA — The Montgomery County Department of Public Health will have a rabies vaccination clinic from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Mohawk Town Barn, 2-4 Park St.

The 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.

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

Follow the guidelines:

∫ Face coverings must be worn.

In order to follow social distancing:

∫ Try to only have one person attend.

∫ If possible, do not bring children.

∫ Maintain the 6 feet distance from other attendees.

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 Montgomery County Public Health from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at (518) 853-3531 or a veterinarian.

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