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Posted on: March 8, 2018

DHHS Announces Upcoming Animal Rabies Immunization Clinics

MAYVILLE, N.Y.: -- The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Division of Public Health has announced the following free rabies vaccination clinics in Chautauqua County:


  • Wednesday, March 28, 2018 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Chautauqua County Humane Society, 2825 Strunk Rd. in Jamestown, N.Y. This clinic is sponsored by the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services and the Chautauqua County Humane Society. Dr. Harry Shaw will be the attending veterinarian.


  • Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 1  to 3 p.m. at the Town of Poland Highway Building, 533 Grubb Hill Rd. in Kennedy, N.Y. This clinic is sponsored by the Town of Poland and Dr. Mary Fales will be the attending veterinarian.


  • Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Town of Westfield Highway Building, 118 Chestnut St. in Westfield, N.Y. This clinic is sponsored by the Town of Westfield and the Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue. Dr. Katie Ball will be the attending veterinarian.


Vaccinations will be provided free of charge to all dogs, cats and domesticated ferrets three months of age and older. All pets must be on a leash or in a cage and pet owners should bring rabies vaccination records for each animal that will be receiving a shot to ensure proper and effective vaccination.


New York State Public Health Law requires each dog, cat and domesticated ferret over the age of four months be vaccinated against rabies and county residents are encouraged to be responsible pet owners by having their pets vaccinated.


Rabies is a very serious disease of warm-blooded animals caused by a virus. Raccoons, bats, skunks and foxes are the common disease carriers. The virus is transmitted to humans and animals through saliva and it can enter the body from a bite, scratch, scrape or open cut. The rabies virus infects the central nervous system and can cause brain swelling and ultimately death within days of the onset of symptoms.


For more information about the clinics and rabies in general, visit www.co.chautauqua.ny.us/243/Environmental-Health or contact the Division of Public Health at (716) 753-4481.

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