Nearly 170 pets were vaccinated through a free rabies clinic hosted Thursday evening in Louisville by State Senator Patty Ritchie; bringing the total number of animals vaccinated so far through her no-cost clinics to more than 230.
Thursday’s clinic was the second of six clinics being held in St. Lawrence and Jefferson Counties made possible through a special state grantsecured by Senator Ritchie. Senator Ritchie secured the funding in response to an increase of wildlife rabies cases. So far this year, St. Lawrence County has confirmed 23 cases of rabies and Jefferson County has confirmed five cases.
The no-cost clinics are being hosted in conjunction with St. Lawrence County Public Health and Jefferson County Public Health. For a full list of clinics taking place this Fall in St. Lawrence County, click here. For a list of Jefferson County clinics, click here.