Rabies clinic slated at animal hospital

FULTONVILLE – The Montgomery County Department of Public Health has scheduled a rabies clinic Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Fultonville Animal Hospital on VanWagenen Drive.

Veterinarian administration fee is $10 per rabies vaccine.

To assure the safety of other pets and people all dogs must be leashed. Cats and ferrets must be contained in a pet carrier or box when attending the rabies clinic.

State Public Health Law requires all dogs, cats and domestic ferrets to have initial vaccinations administered against rabies no later than 4 months of age and to stay up to date with re-vaccinations. Re-vaccinations are required one year later and a booster shot every three years. It is important to have pets vaccinated in a timely manner in order for the pet to be considered protected against the virus, a news release said.

Pet owners should bring proof of their pet’s last rabies vaccination to the event. This helps the veterinarian determine whether the pet will receive a one or three year vaccination; without it a pet will receive a one-year vaccination only, the release said.

For more information about rabies, call Montgomery County Public Health at 853-3531.