(WSYR-TV) — The Oswego County Health Department confims that two raccoons recently tested positive for rabies — one in Hannibal and the other in Williamstown.
The County Health Dept. would like to remind everyone of the county-wide risk of rabies for both people, and their pets.
“New York State Public Health Law requires that all dogs, cats and ferrets be vaccinated against rabies,” said Oswego County Director of Environmental Health Judith Grandy. “Pet owners need to make sure that their pets are up-to-date on their vaccinations.”
The Oswego County Health Dept. is holding immunization clinics throughout the county:
- Pulaski: April 24, 6 to 8 p.m., County Highway Garage, 957 Centerville Road
- Parish: May 15, 6 to 8 p.m., County Highway Garage, 24 Dill Pickle Alley
- West Monroe: June 12, 6 to 8 p.m., Town Highway Garage, 46 County Route 11
- Granby: July 10, 6 to 8 p.m., Town Highway Garage, 820 County Route 8
- Volney: Aug. 14, 6 to 8 p.m., Bristol Hill Landfill Maintenance Garage, 3125 NYS Route 3
- Pulaski: Sept. 11, 6 to 8 p.m., County Highway Garage, 957 Centerville Road
- Scriba: Nov. 6, 6 to 8 p.m., County Highway Garage, 31 Schaad Drive
The health department reccomends a $7 donation per animal. Dogs need to be leashed, and cats and ferrets should be in a carrier.
For more information on rabies, click here.