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

Animal Disease Prevention

4170 State Route 31, Clay, NY 13041
Phone: (315) 435-3165   Email: AnimalDisease@ongov.net

Email Animal Disease Prevention

Provides services in the following areas:

  • Rabies Vaccination 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. See our Rabies Clinic Schedule for more information.

Rabies Testing of Animals in Onondaga County*

Animal:

2016
2017
2018 to Date
# Positive # Tested # Positive # Tested # Positive
7
295
12
312
11
0
52
0
39
0
0
55
0
54
0
1
2
1
5
1
0
2
0
1
0
9
14
4
5
1
1
2
1
5
1
0
13
0
14
0

Total

18
435
18
435

14

*There were no reported human cases of rabies in Onondaga County

  during this time period.

Animal Bites
Healthcare providers: All animal bites involving a person must be reported to the Health Department within 72 hours using our convenient online form or print and fax our downloadable form.

Law Enforcement and Public Health Law: Standard Operating Procedure

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Learn How to Catch a Bat

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Click here for a PDF of our Rabies Clinic Schedule

 

 

Rabies FAQs

DogOwners

Cat Ownership

 


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