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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:
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.)