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Posted on: October 17, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Last Rabies Clinic of the Year

Rabies Clinic 11-2022 FE DPW

Rabies Clinic to Be held By Appointment 

 Washington County Public Health has announced that it will be holding their last Drive-Thru Rabies Clinic of the season on Saturday, November 5, 2022.

This clinic is being held by Appointment Only on Saturday, November 5th at the Washington County Municipal Complex DPW Building #203, 399 Broadway, Fort Edward, NY 12828. Appointments are scheduled by calling Washington County Public Health at 518-746-2400, starting on Wednesday, October 19th. 

 Washington County Public Health wants pet owners to know that New York State law requires all dogs, cats, and domesticated ferrets to be vaccinated against rabies.  All Dogs and Cats should be vaccinated against rabies at 3 months of age and re-vaccinated one year later, then every three years thereafter.  Ferrets should be vaccinated against rabies at 3 months of age and re-vaccinated yearly thereafter.

The clinic on November 5th will be a “drive-thru” clinic. Pet owners will be in their vehicle the entire time, except to get their pet out of the vehicle for Rabies vaccination.  At the point of vaccination, the vet-tech will meet the owner outside their vehicle to bring carrier/leashed pet to the vet the Rabies vaccination.   

 Keep the following in mind if you attend the Rabies Clinic:

  • Clinic is By Appointment ONLY.
  • Pet owners must wear a mask at all times.
  • Pet owners should not arrive more than 5 minutes before their scheduled appointment time.
  • Pet owners must stay in their vehicles until instructed otherwise. (Cannot get out to walk pets around and Pets should relieve themselves prior to arriving to appointment.)
  • All pets must be on a leash or in carrier.
  • Pet owners must provide proof of previous vaccination to Public Health before November 2nd to receive 3 year Rabies Certificate, otherwise a 1 year Rabies Certificate will be issued.  Tags are not accepted as proof of previous vaccination, you must show the proper paperwork.  (You may still register if you do not have your proof of previous vaccination, but a 1 year certificate will be issued.)

 Pet owners can call Washington County Public Health at 518-746-2400 starting on October 19th for appointments. After October 19th, you may call Public Health Monday-Friday 8:30-3:30 pm.    Registration for the clinic will end Wednesday, November 2nd at 3:30pm or sooner if the appointment slots become filled.

All rabies clinics are free and open to the public.  (Donations are accepted.)  

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