Rensselaer County offers pet vaccination clinics

This Sept. 29, 2015, photo provided by Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine shows seven week-old puppies born by in vitro fertilization at the Baker Institute for Animal Health in Ithaca, N.Y. The advancement opens the door for conserving endangered species of canids and for eradicating heritable diseases in dogs. (Michael Carroll/Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine via AP)

TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Rensselaer County is offering pet vaccination clinics for 2016.

Rensselaer County Executive Kathleen M. Jimino announced a 2016 schedule of the County’s Rabies Vaccination clinics.

The clinics aim is to prevent human exposure to rabies by immunizing domesticated pets that could possibly carry the virus.

At the clinics, Rensselaer County Department of Health staff will provide the appropriate rabies and booster shots as mandated by the New York State Department of Health to dogs, cats and ferrets.

Pet owners are asked to present their pets’ most recent immunization certificate and all pets must be secured either in a carrier or on a leash.

The first hour of each clinic is dedicated to cats and ferrets with the second hour dedicated to dogs.

For upcoming clinic dates CLICK HERE

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