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Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic

June 17 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Looking to get your pets protected and vaccinated against rabies?

Head over to Ulster County SPCA on Friday, June 17th for the FREE Rabies Vaccination Clinic!

Time: 11 am -1 pm only

Location: Ulster County SPCA, 20 Wiedy Road, Kingston, NY

No appointment is necessary!

The clinic is available to all Ulster County residents, and the quantity of vaccine is limited and available only while supplies last. No additional pet wellness services are available during this clinic.

  • Dogs must come on a leash.
  • Cats and ferrets must come in a proper carrier, WITHOUT EXCEPTION.
  • Bring any previous rabies vaccination paperwork, if possible.
  • Pet owners will remain in their cars, masked, throughout the clinic.

For questions, https://www.ucspca.org/clinic/vaccine-clinic or call (845) 331-5377 Ext. 216.

 

Rabies prevention and control is critical:

Rabies is a deadly disease caused by a virus that attacks the central nervous system and is most often seen among wild animals such as raccoons, bats, skunks and foxes, but any mammal can be infected with rabies. Pets and livestock can get rabies if they are not vaccinated to protect them against infection.

New York State and Ulster County laws require that all dogs, cats and ferrets be vaccinated against rabies. Vaccinating pets not only provides protection for the animals but also acts as a barrier to keep the rabies virus from spreading between wild animals and people.

Take the following precautions to protect your pets and your family from possible exposure to rabies:

  • Do not feed, touch or approach wild animals, or stray dogs or cats.
  • Be sure your pet dogs, cats and ferrets as well as horses and other livestock animals are up-to-date on their rabies vaccinations.
  • Pets too young to be vaccinated should be kept indoors and allowed outside only under direct observation.
  • Keep family pets indoors at night. Do not leave them outside unattended or let them roam free.
  • Do not attract wild animals to your home or yard. Keep your property free of stored bird seed or other foods that may attract wild animals. Feed pets indoors. Tightly cover or put away garbage cans. Board up any openings to your attic, basement, porch or garage. Cap your chimney with screens.
  • Do not transport or relocate any wild animals.
  • Teach children not to touch any animal they do not know and to tell an adult immediately if they are bitten by any animal.

To keep bats from getting into buildings:

  • Not leaving unscreened doors open to the outside
  • Not leaving unscreened windows open to the outside
  • Making sure windows have screens, chimneys are capped, and electrical and plumbing openings are plugged
  • Sealing all openings larger than 1/2 inch
  • Using materials such as expanding spray-on foam, caulk, wire mesh, wood that fits tightly, steel wool (around pipes that enter buildings), or polypropylene bird netting, to seal or cover gaps and holes

Report exposures:

Report all animal bites or contact with wild animals to the Ulster County Department of Health at (845) 340-3150 weekdays, 9 am – 5 pm.  Outside normal business hours 845-943-6104.  If possible, try to contain the animal so that it can be tested.

More information:

New York State Department of Health: https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/zoonoses/rabies/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/rabies/index.html

Ulster County SPCA:  https://www.ucspca.org/clinic/vaccine-clinic  (845) 331-5377 ext. 216.

Details

Date:
June 17
Time:
11:00 am - 1:00 pm