Madison County Health Department’s 2023 Rabies Vaccination Clinics begin by appointment on Saturday, April 22nd from 10 am to 1 pm at the Madison Central School parking lot on 7303 State Route 20 in the Town of Madison.
Rabies clinics are by appointment only. Clinics are outdoors and participants may drive or walk-thru with their pet. Appointments open 60 days before a clinic. Make an appointment online at healthymadisoncounty.org.
“We look forward to continuing to offer drive-thru rabies clinics that are convenient and less stressful for pets and pet owners,” said Environmental Health Director Aaron Lazzara.
Vaccinations are free to Madison County residents. Voluntary donations of $5.00 per pet are appreciated to help defray clinic costs.
Proof of previous vaccination is required to qualify for a three-year certificate. Proof of previous vaccination may be shown at the clinic or submitted by mail or fax five days after the clinic. Participants will receive their pet’s rabies certificates by email.
Public health law requires all dogs, cats and ferrets to be vaccinated by 4 months of age. A second vaccination must be given within one year of the first, and pets must be actively immunized against rabies thereafter. This typically requires a booster vaccination every three years for dogs and cats, and annually for ferrets.
Pet owners who have an unvaccinated pet that comes in contact with a rabid or suspected rabid animal, must choose to either euthanize the pet or place the unvaccinated pet into quarantine for 45 days to six months at the owner’s expense per current public health law. Avoid this decision by ensuring your dog, cat or ferret is up to date with its rabies vaccinations.
For assistance with appointment scheduling, call 315-366-2526 (Monday-Friday 8:00 am-4:00 pm).
Go to Madison County Health Department’s rabies webpage to schedule an appointment and to view the complete list of 2023 clinics