Tioga County Announces Spring Rabies Clinics
Six spring rabies clinics have been scheduled in Tioga County.
According to the county health department, the clinics will vaccinate dogs, cats and domesticated ferrets.
The first clinic will be held April 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Waverly Village Barn on Spring Street.
The next clinic is scheduled for April 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Newark Valley Fire Station on Route 38.
Vaccine will not be administered unless pets are under control. Dogs should be on a leash and cats should either be leashed or in a carrier.
Pet owners should bring proof of previous vaccination. If that information isn’t available, animals will receive a vaccination that will be effective for one year. Vaccinations for pets that have been previously immunized are effective for three years.
The law requires all dogs, cats and ferrets to be vaccinated by four months of age.
The other planned rabies clinics this spring: May 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Apalachin Fire Station on Pennsylvania Avenue; May 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Owego Fire Station on North Avenue; May 10 from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Day Hollow Animal Hospital in Owego; and June 10 at the Spencer Fire Station.