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    Onondaga County Health Department is nationally accredited and meets rigorous public health standards necessary to best serve the needs of our community.
     

    Animal Disease Prevention

    4170 Route 31, Clay, NY 13041
    Phone: 315.435.3165
    Email: AnimalDisease@ongov.net

     

    Provides services in the following areas:

    • Rabies shot clinics for dogs, ferrets, and cats
    • Animal bite follow-up to ensure people with animal contact have proper follow-up through confinement and examination of animals or testing of specimens for rabies
    • Enforcement of rabies vaccination law
    • Education of the public and agencies on rabies prevention and animal disease prevention

    Rabies Shot Clinics
    New York State Public Health Law requires that all puppies and kittens get their first rabies shot at three months of age, a booster shot at one year old, and then again every three years. Ferrets must get a shot every year. The Onondaga County Health Department's 2023 Rabies Clinic schedule will be posted here and on social media when announced. Veterinarian offices and some local pet supply stores can also provide the shot, call ahead for more information.

    Rabies Testing of Animals in Onondaga County*

    Animal:

    2020
    2021
    2022 to Date
    # Positive # Tested # Positive # Tested # Positive
    4
    226
    7
    213
    3
    1
    49
    1
    54
    1
    1
    53
    0
    49
    0
    2
    6
    4
    18
    2
    0
    0
    1
    5
    0
    6
    10
    4
    15
    3
    1
    2
    0
    3
    0
    0
    2
    0
    5
    1

    Total

    15
    348
    17
    362
    10
    *No reported human cases of rabies in Onondaga County during this time period.

    Animal Bites

    Health Care Providers
    All animal bites involving a person must be reported to the Health Department within 72 hours using our online form or download a printable form.

     

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