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September 21, 2018

Rabies Clinic In Parish Set May 19


PARISH, NY – The Oswego County Health Department will hold a rabies clinic for dogs, cats and pet ferrets from 6 to 8 p.m. May 19, at the County Highway Garage on Dill Pickle Alley, Parish.

The first clinic of the season was held recently in Scriba.

A total of 350 animals were vaccinated. There were 284 dogs and 66 cats.

Karri Hammond helps hold Moxie, a Springer Spaniel, while Alexis Stambaugh administers his rabies vaccination.

Karri Hammond helps hold Moxie, a Springer Spaniel, while Alexis Stambaugh administers his rabies vaccination.

All puppies, kittens, and pet ferrets are required by New York State law to have their first rabies vaccine no later than four months of age.

A second vaccination is required within one year of the first, and every three years thereafter.

Pet owners should bring their pet’s last rabies certificate to the clinic.

A $5 donation is suggested.

Dr. Dennis Norfleet, Oswego County Director of Public Health, said the rabies virus continues to be active across Oswego County.

In 2009, there were three cases of rabies confirmed by the county health department.

They included a raccoon in Volney, a fox in the City of Oswego, and a skunk in Phoenix.

“The rabies virus can infect any mammal, including dogs, cats, livestock, small wildlife, and humans,” said Dr. Norfleet. “The vast majority of rabies cases reported each year occur with wild animals such as raccoons, skunks, bats and foxes.”

County residents are reminded that any time a person or pet comes in physical contact with a wild animal, the incident should be reported to the health department as soon as possible.

If a person receives a bite or scratch on the skin, it should be washed immediately with soap and water.

If a pet is wounded in an encounter with another animal, the wound should also be washed with soap and water if feasible.

Pet owners should avoid having direct contact with the wound by wearing rubber or latex gloves and eye protection (regular or safety glasses) while cleaning.

To report a possible exposure, and for more information about rabies, call the Oswego County Health Department weekdays at 349-3564 or 1-800-596-3200, ext. 3564.

In an emergency during evenings, weekends, or holidays, call the health department’s answering service at 341-0086.

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One Response “Rabies Clinic In Parish Set May 19”

  1. Danell
    May 27, 2010 at 9:18 am

    I am wondering if there are any other local rabies vacinnation clinics in the Phoenix/Fulton area?

    (The remaining Oswego County Health Dept. clinics are: Hannibal: June 9, 6 to 8 p.m., Hannibal Town Highway Garage, Cemetery Drive. Pulaski: July 14, 6 to 8 p.m., County Highway Garage, County Route 2A. Volney: Aug. 4, 6 to 8 p.m., Bristol Hill Landfill, State Route 3. Pulaski: Sept. 8, 6 to 8 p.m., County Highway Garage, County Route 2A. Williamstown: Oct. 6, 6 to 8 p.m., Fire Barn, State Route 13. Scriba: Nov. 3, 6 to 8 p.m., County Highway Garage, Route 104 East.)

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