Rabies

Environmental Health staff respond to complaints regarding animal bites, rabid animals and other potential public health concerns. This office provides information and education on rabies prevention as well as the enforcement of state and local rabies code requirements. In addition, clinics for the vaccination of dogs, cats and ferrets against rabies are held annually.

Bites

Animals that have potentially exposed a person to rabies through bite or other means must be evaluated to determine whether they may have been transmitting rabies at the time of the incident. If someone is bitten by a domestic cat, dog or by a wild or stray animal, wash the bite thoroughly with soap and water and contact your health care provider and local health department immediately. Under New York State public health law domesticated animals may be observed for 10 days following an exposure incident to determine whether they were possibly shedding rabies virus at the time of the incident. If the animal is wild or stray an attempt should be made to capture it safely without further exposure. If captured it can be tested for rabies virus.

Click Here to fill out our On-line Animal Bite Information Sheet

Bats

Avoid handling bats. If you find a bat in your house and can capture it safely, contact your local health department for assistance. They will tell you how to submit the bat for rabies testing and assess your need for preventive treatment. A video on how to catch a bat safely may be viewed online at the New York State Department of Health website.

Rabies Clinics

Public Health Law requires all dogs, cats, and ferrets be actively vaccinated for rabies. The Wyoming County Health Department sponsors five rabies vaccinations free to residents of Wyoming County starting in March and going through October at various locations throughout the county.

  • Vaccinations are available free of charge to Wyoming County Residents, however, voluntary donations are accepted to help defray clinic costs.
  • All animals must be at least 3 months of age.
  • All animals must be accompanied by someone able to control them and be properly restrained.
  • Proof of prior vaccination is required to qualify for a 3-year certificate.
  • Ferrets must be vaccinated annually.
  • Out of county residents will be charged $10.00 per animal


For more information on rabies please visit the NYS Department of Health's website.

Wyoming County Health Department

Dog, cat and ferret 

anti-rabies vaccination clinics for 2019

Saturday, March 9, 2019      9:00 am – 11:00 am

 Registrations until 10:45 am

Wyoming County Highway Department

4328 Route 19, Silver Springs (Rock Glen)

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019     6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Registrations until 7:45 pm

Perry Village Highway Department

32 South Federal Street, Perry

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Thursday, June 13, 2019      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Registrations until 7:45 pm

Arcade Town Highway Department

 7340 Route 98, Arcade

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Registrations until 7:45 pm

Attica Town Highway Department

700 Route 98, Attica

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Saturday, October 5, 2019      9:00 am – 11:30 am

Registrations until 11:15 am

Wyoming County Highway Department

4328 Route 19, Rock Glen

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Dogs, cats and ferrets three months of age or over will be inoculated at these clinics.  The initial vaccination is good for one year only. For dogs and cats each vaccination thereafter will be effective for a period of three years. (ferrets must be vaccinated yearly)

Animals must be accompanied by someone able to control them.

This is a free clinic to Wyoming County residents however

donations are encouraged to off-set clinic costs.

We encourage you to pre-register here: www.wyomingco.net/formcenter

*A mandatory $10.00 fee per animal will be collected for out-of-county residents*

 If you have any questions, please call

The Wyoming County Health Department at 786-8894.