Tioga County Offering Free Rabies Clinic
According to the World Health Organization, tens of thousands of people worldwide die because of rabies each year, and 40 percent of people who are bit by a rabid animal are kids who are under the age of 15.
Tioga County is on a mission to help cut down those numbers and so they'll be offering free rabies clinics for dogs, cats, and domesticated ferrets over the course of the next few months. A $10.00 donation per animal is requested, but if money is tight, the donation is not necessary and your pet won't be turned away because you don't have the $10.00.
According to New York State, all puppies and kittens must get their first rabies shot at 3-months-old and then they must get a booster shot at a year old, and then every three years thereafter. Ferrets, on the other hand, must get a rabies shot every year. If your animal isn't vaccinated, you can be slapped with a fine of up to $200 per animal.
Don't risk it- take advantage of one of these free rabies clinics that Tioga County is offering.
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