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Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Tuesday, July 27 at Norton Village in Rochester

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The clinic is open to dogs, cats and domestic ferrets at least three months old.

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello announced today that the Department of Public Health will hold a free Rabies Vaccination Clinic from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 27 at Norton Village, 350 Waring Road, Rochester 14609.

“Our companion animals aren’t just pets, they’re members of our families and making sure they’re vaccinated against rabies protects them, our families and our whole community,” said Bello. “Nobody wants their beloved pets to get sick, and I encourage everyone who can to take advantage of this free opportunity to get their dog, cat or ferret vaccinated against rabies.”

To ensure the safety of staff and others on site, all dogs must be on leashes. Cats and domestic ferrets must be in carriers. Vaccinations will be good for three years for pets with proof of prior immunization. For those pets without proof of previous vaccination, it will be good for one year.

Eligible pets must be at least three months of age.

State law requires cats, dogs and domestic ferrets to be vaccinated for rabies by the age of four months. Owners can be fined up to $200 if they fail to get their pets vaccinated and keep them up-to-date.

For more information about pet vaccination clinics, call (585) 753-5171 or visit https://www.monroecounty.gov/eh-rabies

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