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Rabies Vaccinations

Free Pet Vaccination Clinics  |  Rabies Facts and Info

woman with a sweet dogRABIES 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
• Rabies Factsheet

Phone Numbers for questions or to report bites.
• Monthly Rabies Reports


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

sweet dogs faceNOTES:
  ► 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.

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

SPRING 2018  All Clinics
7:00–9:00 PM
Town Location Day Date
T-Lansing Central Fire Station
80 Ridge Rd., Lansing
Wednesday May 2
T-Danby Fire Station
1780 Danby Rd., Ithaca
Thursday May 3
T-Dryden Tompkins Co. SPCA
1640 Hanshaw Rd., Ithaca
Wednesday May 9
T-Enfield Town Highway Garage (New location)
475 Enfield Main Rd.
Thursday May 10
T-Ithaca Town Highway Garage
106 Seven Mile Drive, Ithaca
Wednesday May 16

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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