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City slates rabies vaccination clinic for Wednesday

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The city of Ogdensburg will sponsor a free rabies clinic Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ogdensburg Fire Department, 718 Ford St.

There is no cost for the vaccination, but donations will be accepted. Participants need not live in the city limits.

It is important to make sure all domesticated dogs, cats, and ferrets are immunized against rabies.Dogs and cats must be at least three months old to be vaccinated. Pregnant dogs and cats can be vaccinated.Ferrets need to be vaccinated yearly.

Three-year vaccinations are available for dogs and cats, but a current rabies certificate is required (if your animal was vaccinated last year at a rabies clinic or veterinarian’s office, bring that certificate). It is the only acceptable proof for an animal to receive a three-year vaccination certificate.According to state law, the rabies tag is not acceptable proof of a previous vaccination.

Dogs must have a collar and leash. Cats must be in an animal carrier or a pillowcase. All animals must be under the control of an adult.

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