Schenectady County Announces 2019 FREE Rabies Clinic Dates for County Residents. First date is March 9, 2019

Rabies Vaccination Clinics

Schenectady County has announced the dates for the 2019 Rabies Vaccination Clinics. The annual program provides Schenectady County residents with free vaccinations for their cats, dogs and ferrets.

“Vaccinating your pet from rabies is one of the easiest ways to keep them safe,” said Anthony Jasenski, Chairman of the Schenectady County Legislature. “Schenectady County is happy to once again offer these free clinics and I encourage our residents to take advantage of this service that will protect these important members of our family.”

Clinics will be held:

Saturday, March 9, 2019 Rotterdam Senior Citizens Center
Saturday, June 1, 2019   Central Park Pavilion, Schenectady
Saturday, August 10, 2019  Glenville Senior Citizens Center
Saturday, October 19, 2019 Princetown Town Hall, Princetown


Cats and ferrets will be vaccinated between 10am and 11am, and dogs will be vaccinated between 11am and 12noon.  The vaccinations are free to Schenectady County residents, though donations will be accepted.  Pet owners are asked to bring previous vaccination certificates (if any).  Cats and Ferrets must be in carriers and dogs must be leashed.

Rabies is a deadly disease caused by a virus that attacks the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord).  Infected mammals can transmit rabies virus to humans and other mammals. Rabies is most often seen among wild animals such as raccoons, bats, skunks and foxes, but any mammal can be infected with rabies. Pets can get rabies if they are not vaccinated to protect them against infection. Among domestic animals, cats are most frequently diagnosed with rabies in New York State.  Rabies is almost always fatal once symptoms appear.

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