Public Health Department plans Rabies clinics in Canton, Ogdensburg throughout summer
Saturday, June 5, 2010 - 4:36 pm

St. Lawrence County Public Health Department’s Rabies Control Program has scheduled its rabies clinics through early October.

• Thursday, June 17, in Canton from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Human Services Center, 80 State Hwy. 310; and in Massena from 6 to 8 p.m. in the village garage

• Thursday, July 15, Canton from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Human Services Center, 80 State Hwy. 310; and at the Gouverneur Town Barn from 6 to 8 p.m.

• Thursday, Aug. 5, Ogdensburg Fire Department Ford Street Station from 6 to 8 p.m.

• Thursday, Aug. 19 Canton from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Human Services Center, 80 State Hwy. 310

• Thursday, Sept. 16, in Canton from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Human Services Center, 80 State Hwy. 310; and at the Tri-Town Community Center in Winthrop from 6 to 8 p.m.

• Thursday, Oct. 7, in Canton from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Human Services Center, 80 State Hwy. 310.

Public Health says it is important to make sure all domesticated dogs, cats, and ferrets are immunized against rabies.

Three -year vaccinations are available with a current or past rabies certificate. This is the only acceptable proof for an animal to receive a three-year vaccination certificate. The rabies tag is not acceptable proof.

Dogs and cats must be at least three months old to be vaccinated.

Animals must have a collar and leash. Cats must be in an animal carrier or a pillowcase. All animals must be under the control of an adult.

Ferrets need to be vaccinated yearly.

A suggested donation of $5 will be accepted.

Clinics subject to change or cancellation without notice. Call 386-2325 for clinic confirmation.

For more rabies information, visit the Public Health Department’s website at www.co.st-lawrence.ny.us/Departments/PublicHealth/