Spring Rabies Clinic

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Tompkins County Health Department to host Drive-Thru Rabies Clinic, Saturday 3/12New York State requires all cats, dogs, and ferrets to have their first rabies vaccination between 3 and 4 months of age. Since this is required by law, we hold rabies clinics throughout the year to ensure you are able to keep your pets protected.
Ferrets must be vaccinated yearly after the initial vaccine.Cats may receive either a 1-year or 3-year vaccine after the initial vaccine depending on the type of rabies vaccine given and whether proof of previous vaccination is available. We currently use a vaccine that is effective for three years after the initial 1-year vaccination.Dogs receive a 3-year vaccine after the initial vaccine. rabies
Rabies vaccines are licensed for either 1 or 3 years. This means that your pet is considered up to date for the amount of time the vaccine is licensed as long as there is proof of prior vaccination. If a 3-year vaccine is given to a pet with no proof of previous vaccination, then the vaccine is only considered effective for 1 year. People often bring their pets to a rabies clinic and have forgotten their paperwork. The vaccine we use for cats and dogs is licensed for three years, so if you forget your paperwork for the clinic, your pet has still received a vaccine that is licensed for 3 years. You can contact us after the clinic, so we can update your records.March 12, 2022 Rabies ClinicDate: Saturday, March 12, 2022Time: 11:00 AM–2:00 PMWhere: Ithaca, TCAT Bus Garage, 737 Willow Ave. (map)Pre-Registration required (click here).Please complete all steps to ensure you have registered:Fill out the required fields and click “next”Review your information and click “register”Print out or take a screen shot of your confirmation, or register another pet. Once you are finish, click “done.” Your registration is not saved until you click “done”
How To Attend Our Drive-Thru ClinicsDogs are required to be on a leash or in a carrier, cats are required to be in a carrier for your pet’s safety.Bring your expired or expiring rabies certificate with you. We can also accept your town license renewal as proof of vaccination.We CANNOT accept rabies tags as proof. If you can’t find the rabies certificate, call the veterinary clinic listed on the tag and ask for a copy. If it is your town license tag, you would need to contact the town clerk and ask for a copy of the license paperwork.When you arrive at our clinic, please remain in your vehicle. You will only need to come out of your vehicle when your pet is ready to be vaccinated.For the safety of our staff, we ask that you proceed through the clinic slowly, watch for pedestrians, and follow all directions. Masks are required for all attendees.