When it comes to fighting rabies, prevention is essential, and this starts with the animal owner.
“Ensuring your family’s pet is properly vaccinated prior to possible exposure is critical to protecting yourself, your pet, and your community from rabies,” cautions Orange County Commissioner of Health, Dr. Irina Gelman. “When the family dog or cat is unvaccinated and exposed to rabies it can threaten the lives of all family members.”
To safeguard the health of Orange County residents and their pets, the Department of Health in cooperation with the Warwick Valley Humane Society will be holding a free animal rabies vaccination clinic in the Town of Warwick on Sat., Nov. 7 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Warwick Valley Humane Society, located at 48 Public Works Dr. in Warwick.
To ensure the health and safety of all attendants, residents, volunteers and staff, please limit one person accompanying each pet. All persons attending must wear masks or appropriate face coverings. Social distancing, hand hygiene and COVID-19 safety requirements will be enforced.
Pre-registration is Recommended
Pre-registration for the clinic is recommended by calling 986-2473. The clinic is open to cats, dogs and ferrets of Orange County residents only. All pets must be restrained by leash or carrier and proof of prior vaccination should be brought to the clinic for the three-year shot. Ferret shots are only good for one year regardless of prior proof of vaccinations.