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    Accredited Health Department
    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

     

    PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19, our regular rabies shot clinics were cancelled. Please register today for a safe and socially-distanced drive-thru clinic on October 8, 2020, register here. Veterinarian offices and some local pet supply stores can also provide the shot, call ahead for more information.

     

    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.


    Rabies Testing of Animals in Onondaga County*

    Animal:

    2018
    2019
    2020 to Date
    # Positive # Tested # Positive # Tested # Positive
    12
    285
    7
    233
    3
    0
    58
    2
    64
    1
    0
    41
    0
    81
    0
    1
    4
    1
    3
    2
    0
    2
    0
    1
    0
    1
    8
    1
    4
    4
    1
    3
    1
    1
    1
    0
    9
    0
    11
    0

    Total

    15
    410
    12
    398
    11
    *There were 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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    Veterinarian Office Forms

     


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    Rabies Clinic

     

     

    Animal Bite Form

     

    Rabies FAQs

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