Counties set free anti-rabies clinics

BATAVIA — The Genesee County Health Department will be hosting a free drive thru anti-rabies immunization clinic on Thursday.

The clinic will take place 4 to 7 p.m. at the Genesee County Fairgrounds on 5056 East Main St.

“We encourage all residents to take advantage of this opportunity to make sure that their animals are immunized against rabies and that the vaccinations are kept up to date,” said Public Health Director Paul Pettit of the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments in a news release. “Rabies is a preventable viral disease most often transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal. Please leave wildlife alone and do not feed, touch, or adopt wild animals (including baby wild animals), stray dogs or cats.”

Vaccinations are free for dogs, cats and ferrets, but voluntary donations are accepted. Animals must be at least 3 months old.

Each animal must be leashed or crated and accompanied by an adult who can control the animal. There be a limit of pets per car maximum.

To save you time, it’s asked that people fill out their registration form in advance. It’s available online at https://tinyurl.com/uppedvdy.

It’s asked that people make sure to print out two copies for each pet to be vaccinated and bring them to the clinic.

Additional anti-rabies immunization clinics include:

n June 4 — 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Orleans County Fairgrounds on 12690 Route 31 in Albion.

n Aug. 11 — 4 to 7 p.m. at the Genesee County Fairgrounds.

n Sept. 15 — 4 to 7 p.m. at the Genesee County Fairgrounds.

n Oct. 13 — 4 to 6 p.m. at the Genesee County Fairgrounds.

n Oct. 15 — 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Orleans County Fairgrounds

For more information on Health Department services, visit GOHealthNY.org. Those interested may also call (585) 589-3278 for Orleans County or (585) 344-2580 ext. 5555 for Genesee County.

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