Tompkins Health Dept and SPCA offering free rabies clinics

Got a dog, cat, or ferret? The Tompkins County Health Department and SPCA of Tompkins County are teaming up to offer free rabies vaccination clinics around the area over the next few weeks.

tompkins-healthThe free rabies clinics begin next Wednesday, and run into mid May, in four Tompkins County towns and in the City of Ithaca. If your pet is due for a rabies vaccination, or if you’re not sure, this is a good opportunity to get up to date at no cost.

The Health Department says Tompkins County had 12 confirmed rabid animal cases in 2016, “including two raccoons, a skunk, and a bat in situations that involved encounters with dogs.” They remind us that NYS law requires all dogs, cats, and ferrets to be vaccinated against rabies by four months of age!

SPCA volunteers will be on hand at each event to make ID tags and distribute low-cost spay and neuter applications. Bring proof of prior vaccination with you if you’d like to receive a three-year certification.

Clinic Dates

  • May 3 at Lansing central fire station
  • May 4 at Danby fire station
  • May 10 at Tompkins County SPCA
  • May 11 at Enfield new highway garage
  • May 17 at Ithaca highway garage

You can pre-register for one of the clinics at 607-274-6688 or online, and walk-ins are taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

Additional clinics will take place in Newfield, Groton, Caroline, Trumansburg, and the City of Ithaca in the fall.

All five clinics this spring are scheduled from 7-9pm, and more information is available from the Tompkins County Health Department at 607-274-6688.

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