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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
     
    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:

    2017
    2018
    2019 to Date
    # Positive # Tested # Positive # Tested # Positive
    12
    312
    12
    285
    0
    0
    39
    0
    58
    1
    0
    54
    0
    41
    0
    1
    5
    1
    4
    0
    0
    1
    0
    2
    0
    4
    5
    1
    8
    0
    1
    5
    1
    3
    0
    0
    14
    0
    9
    0

    Total

    18
    435
    15
    410
    1
    *There were no reported human cases of rabies in Onondaga County during this time period.

    Animal Bites

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    All animal bites involving a person must be reported to the Health Department within 72 hours. 

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