By law, your dog, cat, or ferret must be actively vaccinated for rabies. Public Health Law requires all dogs, cats, and ferrets be vaccinated by 4 months of age. A second vaccination must be given within one year of the first, and actively immunized against rabies thereafter. Owners of any dog, cat, or ferret not vaccinated is in violation of Public Health Law, subject to a fine of up to $200 for each offense.
Free Rabies Vaccinations
Madison County Health Department sponsors rabies vaccinations free to residents of Madison County, from March-December.