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.
Madison County Health Department sponsors rabies vaccinations free to residents of Madison County, from March-December.
Vaccinations are available free of charge to Madison County Residents, however, voluntary donations are accepted to help defray clinic costs.
For additional information, call the Environmental Health Division at 315-366-2526.
Learn more about rabies.