With today being National Pet Day, it is the perfect tining for Erie County to announce that they will soon be offering free Rabies Vaccinations for our four-legged friends.

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The Erie County Department of Health has announced that there will be two upcoming Rabies vaccination clinics for dogs, indoor and outdoor cats, and ferrets happening in the month of May.  Registration for both of the clinics is now open.


The clinics will take place on the following dates:

Saturday, May 7, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Town of Tonawanda Highway Garage, 450 Woodward Ave., Kenmore 14127
Between Sheridan Dr. and Kenmore Ave.

CLICK Here to Register

Saturday, May 21, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Buffalo Public School #84 (Parking Lot), 462 Grider St., Buffalo 14214
Behind ECMC Hospital

CLICK Here to Register

It is important to note, that appointments are required for both of these clinics. There are a limited number of appointments available for each clinic.  If you can not register online by clicking the links above, you can call (716) 961-6800 or (716) 858-2929 during business hours to schedule an appointment.

Up to three pets will be accepted per appointment. There will be NO walk-ins appointments accepted.


Before you register, there are some important guidelines to be aware of.

- Dogs, cats, and ferrets three months of age and older are eligible for a vaccination.

- Pet owners are asked to bring proof of vaccination with them to the event in order to receive a three-year vaccination certificate; otherwise, a one-year certificate will be given.

-  Pets must be secured with a collar & leash or restrained in a carrier.

- Pet owners should limit the number of people in the vehicle.

-  Masks are encouraged but not required.

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