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Health Department offering free rabies vaccination clinics

Posted 1 October 2020 at 5:29 pm

2 in Orleans exposed to rabid feral cats

Press Release, Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments

During September there were 2 exposures in Orleans County from feral cats that tested positive for rabies and resulted in unnecessary and costly post-exposure treatments.

It’s important to avoid contact with unknown animals both wild and domestic – love your own, leave the rest alone.

It is an important reminder that all dogs, cats and ferrets are to be updated on their rabies vaccines. The Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments will be hosting free drive-thru anti-rabies immunization clinics in October.

  • The Orleans County clinic will be on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Orleans County Fairgrounds (12690 Route 31, Albion).
  • The Genesee County clinic will be on Thursday, October 15, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Genesee County Fairgrounds (5056 East Main Street Road, Batavia).

To assist with crowd control, the vaccination clinics are only for respective county residents. The Genesee clinic will only be for Genesee County residents and the Orleans clinic will only be for Orleans County residents.

Click here to fill in the rabies certificate for your pets. Be sure to print out two copies for each pet to be vaccinated and bring them with you. Masks are required when speaking to staff and when outside of your vehicle at the vaccination station.

For more information:

• Genesee County Health Department: 585-344-2580 x5555 or Health.Dept@co.genesee.ny.us.

• Orleans County Health Department: 585-589-3278 or OCPublicHealth@orleanscountyny.gov.

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