More than 5 dozen pets were protected from the deadly rabies virus through a free clinic hosted by State Senator Patty Ritchie Thursday in Heuvelton.
The clinic, which was the first of 6 being hosted in St. Lawrence and Jefferson Counties, was made possible through a special grant secured by Senator Ritchie. So far this year, St. Lawrence County has had 23 confirmed cases of rabies and Jefferson County has had five confirmed cases.
The no-cost clinics are being hosted in conjunction with St. Lawrence County Public Health and Jefferson County Public Health.
Please note that all pets receiving a vaccine must be leashed or in a carrier. If available, please bring a copy of your pet’s last certificate of vaccination.
(Senator Ritchie is pictured at Thursday’s clinic in the above photo with veterinarian Dr. Jack Zeh)