Warwick. Free pet vaccination clinic set for Nov. 7

| 30 Oct 2020 | 02:43

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,” said Orange County Health Commissioner Dr. Irina Gelman. “When the family dog or cat is unvaccinated and exposed to rabies it can threaten the lives of all family members.”

The Department of Health, in cooperation with the Warwick Valley Humane Society, will holding a free animal rabies vaccination clinic in the Town of Warwick on Saturday, Nov. 7. The clinic will be held for Orange County residents from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Warwick Valley Humane Society at 48 Public Works Drive, 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 for the clinic is recommended. To pre-register your pet for the upcoming clinic, call the Warwick Valley Humane Society at 845-986-2473. 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 3-year shot. Please be aware that ferret shots are only good for one year regardless of prior proof of vaccinations.

For more information regarding rabies, call the Orange County Department of Health Environmental Division at (845) 291-2331.