Nearly 200 Pets Vaccinated at Ritchie No-Cost Rabies Clinic

Patty Ritchie

October 17, 2013

First of Three Jefferson County Events Held in Adams

 Nearly 200 pets were vaccinated Wednesday night at a no-cost rabies clinic, hosted by State Senator Patty Ritchie in Adams.

The clinic—which was hosted in conjunction with Jefferson County Public Health Department—was made possible through a special grant secured by Senator Ritchie. Of the nearly 200 pets, roughly 90 cats were vaccinated—an unusually high number according to vets on hand. 

“The number of people who came out for Wednesday night’s rabies clinic speaks volumes to the need for an event like this,” said Senator Ritchie.

“I’d like to thank the Jefferson County Public Health Department for their help in making this event such a success and am looking forward to the next two clinics and helping protect even more pets from this deadly disease.”

The Adams event was the first of three being held in Jefferson County during the month of October.  Recently, more than 300 pets were vaccinated through rabies clinics Senator Ritchie hosted in St. Lawrence County. 

The remaining Jefferson County clinics will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the following dates:

Wednesday, October 23: Town of LeRay Highway Barn, 8433 Willow St. Evans Mills

Wednesday, October 30: Alexandria Bay Village Fire Department, 110 Walton St.

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.