If you have a pet, you are going to want to mark these two dates on the calendar. The Erie County Department of Health will be having drive-thru rabies pet vaccination events. Remember, in New York State it is the law that you must get your dogs, cats, and ferrets who are over the age of four months vaccinated against rabies.

It is absolutely free to bring your animals to.

There are going to be two different dates at two different times for you, so plan accordingly.

Saturday, September 11

ECC South campus

4041 Southwestern Boulevard in Orchard Park

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Saturday, September 25

The Erie County Emergency Services Training and Operations Center

3359 Broadway in Cheektowaga

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

It looks super simple to sign your animal up. You must set an appointment before you go. They will not be accepting any walkups. Here is the site to pre-register your dog, cat, or ferret before you get there. If for whatever reason you can not register online, you should call (716) 961-6800.

A couple of important things to note for these free events: 

  • The animals must be at least 3 months old.
  • It is New York State law to get your dogs, cats, and ferrets the rabies shot.
  • These free clinics will accept up to 3 pets under one appointment
  • If you have them, bring your rabies vaccination certificate for each animal.
  • You must wear a mask when you are going through the free drive-thru event.

Chautauqua County you have one coming up as well! The Department of Health and Human Services will host a free rabies vaccine clinic on August 19 at the Town of Ellington Highway Garage on East Main Street in Kennedy from 5 to 7 p.m.

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