January 2013 Date Announced for Free Rabies Clinic in Erie County

Conducted by Erie County Department of Health, Clinics Address Serious Public Health Concern

ERIE COUNTY, NY-The Erie County Department of Health (“ECDOH”), Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz  and Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein are pleased to announce that a free rabies vaccination clinic will be held in the month of January.  The clinic, conducted by the Erie County Department of Health in association with the Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society and the SPCA serving Erie County, provide free rabies vaccinations for dogs, cats, and ferrets.

“We must protect families and their pets from rabies, and these free clinics are a great way to do that,” said Poloncarz. “Last year, over 5,600 animals were vaccinated countywide through these clinics. I encourage pet owners around the County to take advantage of this program by bringing their pet to the clinic, either on a leash or in a carrier, and if possible to bring along the animal’s vaccination record as well.”

“These vaccinations are a good, no-cost way to minimize any problems that may arise from contact between wildlife, humans, and their pets” added Burstein.   Any exposure to a wild animal, or bites from a dog or cat should be reported immediately to the Health Department at 961-6800.

Clinic Date and Location for Dogs, Cats, and Ferrets:
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

North Buffalo Community Center
203 Sanders Road
Buffalo, NY 14216
(Located off Colvin Blvd, south of Kenmore Avenue)

3 Responses to “January 2013 Date Announced for Free Rabies Clinic in Erie County”

  1. catch23 says:

    Who pays for Poloncarz free clinic ? The vaccine isn’t free and the people giving the pets their shots ?

  2. responsible dog owner says:

    @catches why does it matter how it.s d paid for? I understand we don’t need taxes or with it. But these vets and those running the clinic are volunteering. Would you rather a free clinic over getting bit by a rabid cat or dog and dying? Rabies is a very dangerous and always fatal disease.

  3. Taxpayer says:

    This is one of the FEW things that taxpayers can actually get for free. Especially in NY.