Rabies and Animal Contact

 Phone: 585 753-5171Picture of racoon.
Fax: 585 753-6014
[email protected]

111 Westfall Road
Rochester, NY 14620

What We Do

  • Respond to reported animal bites and potential exposures, including consultation with medical personnel for follow up on post-exposure medical treatment when necessary.
  • Submit suspected animal specimens to the New York State Laboratory in Albany for rabies analysis.
  • Monitor 10-day confinement and 6-month quarantine of domestic animals involved in human contact or contact with potentially rabid animals.

What You Can Do

  • Keep rabies vaccinations up to date for all pets and at-risk livestock. A list of free clinics is below
  • Do not handle, feed, or unintentionally attract wild animals with outdoor food sources such as uncovered trash or litter
  • Never adopt wild animals or bring them into your home
  • Teach children never to handle unfamiliar animals, wild or domestic, even if they appear friendly
  • Prevent bats from entering living quarters or occupied spaces in homes, churches, schools, and other similar areas, where they might come in contact with people and pets

Persons who have been bitten or scratched by wild or domestic animals should seek medical attention and also report the injury to the Monroe County Rabies Program at 585-753-5171

Rabies Vaccination Clinics

  • Monroe County sponsors FREE rabies immunization clinics for dogs, cats and ferrets.
  • Active immunization records are maintained for animals receiving immunizations at clinics.

2024 Scheduled Clinics

*Additional clinics will be added as they are confirmed2024 Rabies Clinic Schedule

     Genesee Valley Rabies Clinic Flyer 6.5.2024

For Medical Providers

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