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Free rabies clinic coming next month to Big Flats



Big Flats, New York – Next month in Big Flats, Chemung County Health and the SPCA are offering a free rabies clinic.

The clinic is open to New York State residents and will run from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 13 at the Big Flats American Legion on Olcott Road.

According to the announcement from the Chemung County Executive’s Office, the clinic is open for dogs, cats, and ferrets over the age of three months. All animals must be on a leash or in a carrier.

Dog and cat owners should bring proof of previous rabies vaccination in order to get a three-year certificate, Erin Walmsley, Supervising Public Health Sanitarian with the Chemung County Health Department said.

The Health Department is also reminding pet owners that there are fines up to $200 for having pets not vaccinated against the rabies virus, per NYS Health Laws.

Free rabies clinics are provided at least every four months.

Registration for the clinic is required. You can register by calling 607-737-2019.