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Rabies Vaccinations


Free Pet Vaccination Clinics

RABIES IS A viral infection that is fatal to humans. The rabies virus is contained in the saliva and nervous tissue of rabid animals. Human post-exposure treatment consists of a dose of rabies immune globulin administered as soon as possible ("day zero"). Click for more info.

• Vaccination Clinics for dogs, cats and ferrets
Phone Numbers for questions or to report bites.
• Rabies Factsheet
• Monthly Rabies Reports


PET CARE

State law requires all dogs, cats and ferrets older than 4 months to have valid, current rabies vaccination. TCHD Environmental Health Division provides free vaccination clinics at convenient locations throughout Tompkins County.

Do not take chances! Keep vaccinations up-to-date. For more info, see:
What Pet Owners Need to Know About Rabies Vaccinations in NYS
(1 page PDF download from NYSDOH)

 

Free Rabies Clinics for Dogs, Cats, and Ferrets

Sponsored by:
Tompkins County Health Department
Environmental Health Division
Phone: (607) 274-6688

NOTES:
  ► Bring your pet’s most recent vaccination certificate as proof of prior vaccination.
  ► Vaccinations received at our clinic expire in 3 years IF you bring a certificate of prior vaccination.
  ► Vaccinations received at our clinic expire after only 1 year if you do not bring proof of prior vaccination.
  ► Rabies tags are not acceptable proof of prior vaccination.
  ► All ferrets MUST be vaccinated annually.

New! Preregister Online!
   Pre-register online for your pet’s rabies vaccination!
     • CLICK HERE for our pre-registration site.
        > Scroll down the page and select “Tompkins” as your county.


Winter | Spring | Fall |
Click the address in the chart below for a Google map, or download driving directions to clinic sites (PDF, 38KB)

FALL 2017  (Click to download a PDF flyer) All Clinics
7:00–9:00 PM
Town Location Day Date
Newfield School Bus Garage
277 Main St., Newfield, NY
Wednesday Sept 27
Groton Fire Station
108 East Cortland St., Groton, NY
Thursday Sept 28
Caroline Highway Garage
852 Valley Rd., Brooktondale, NY
Wednesday Oct 4
Trumansburg School Bus Garage
100 Whig St., Trumansburg, NY
Thursday Oct 5
Ithaca Central Fire Station
310 W. Green St., Ithaca (enter from the municipal parking lot in the 300-block of W. MLK/ State St.)
Wednesday Oct 11
 
WINTER 2017 (Late January)
Town Location Day Date
Ithaca Tompkins County SPCA
1640 Hanshaw Rd, Ithaca (Pet Adoption Center)
Wednesday
6:00–8:00 PM
TBA
 
SPRING 2018  All Clinics
7:00–9:00 PM
Town Location Day Date
T-Lansing Central Fire Station
80 Ridge Rd., Lansing
Wednesday TBA
T-Danby Fire Station
1780 Danby Rd., Ithaca
Thursday TBA
T-Dryden Tompkins Co. SPCA
1640 Hanshaw Rd., Ithaca
Wednesday TBA
T-Enfield Town Highway Garage (New location)
475 Enfield Main Rd.
Thursday TBA
T-Ithaca Town Highway Garage
106 Seven Mile Drive, Ithaca
Wednesday TBA
 

Without a copy of a vaccination certificate for each pet, the vaccination your pet receives at our clinic will be valid for only 1 year. Proof of prior vaccination required for vaccination to be good for more than 1 year.

For further information on rabies Click here

Monthly Rabies Reports (PDF)

For questions or additional information contact the Environmental Health Division at (607) 274–6688

  — Phone Numbers —

  • Wild or Unidentified Animal Bite Reports/ Questions
    TCHD Environmental Health Div. (607) 274-6688
    Evenings and Weekends (607) 274-6600
  • Medical Questions
    Personal Physician or TCHD (607) 274-6688
  • Dog Warden Call your City or Town office
  • Nuisance Wildlife Control
    A list of licensed Nuisance Wildlife Control Officers is available on request (607) 274-6688
  • Rabies Factsheet
  • Monthly Rabies Reports

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