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Suffolk County SPCA Holds Annual Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic

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This Saturday, September 21st, 2013 from 9AM to 3PM the Suffolk County SPCA and the Suffolk County Department of Health Services are hosting a free rabies vaccination clinic for dogs, cats, and ferrets older than ...

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Islip, NY - September 18th, 2013 - This Saturday, September 21st, 2013 from 9AM to 3PM the Suffolk County SPCA and the Suffolk County Department of Health Services are hosting a free rabies vaccination clinic for dogs, cats, and ferrets older than four months at Islip Town Hall. There will also be dog licensing and micro-chipping available on site for a fee.

This event will be happening rain or shine, and a donation of $10.00 is greatly appreciated, but not required.

Please Note: All dogs must be leashed, and all cats and ferrets must be contained in carriers. If your dog is aggressive, please muzzle your pet.

Rabies is a viral disease that can be transmitted from infected mammals to humans or pets. If untreated, rabies invariably leads to death. People and pets can get rabies if they are exposed to the saliva or nervous tissue of a rabid animal through a bite. It is also possible, although rare, that people can get rabies if infectious material, such as saliva, from a rabid animal gets directly into their eyes, nose, mouth or a wound.
 
New York State and Suffolk County law requires that all dogs, cats and ferrets be vaccinated against rabies. Vaccinating your pet not only provides protection for the animal, but vaccinated pets act as a barrier to keep the rabies virus from spreading between wild animals and people. It is very important to make sure that these animals, as well as livestock and horses have current rabies vaccinations.   

Remember that Friday, September 28th is World Rabies Day - Rabies is preventable!

The Suffolk County SPCA is the local, independent not-for-profit organization serving the humane needs of animals in Suffolk County and enforcement of anti-cruelty laws for 29 years.

Your Local SPCA Serving Suffolk County
The Suffolk County SPCA is not affiliated with, a subdivision of, or funded by any other local, state or national humane organization.

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For More Information About the Event, Please Call:
The Suffolk County SPCA at 631-382-7722
or
The Islip Animal Shelter at 631-224-5660