The Oneida County Health Department is holding a series of rabies clinics throughout the county to prevent the disease's spread.

Bobbi Jo Kahl with the Health Department says pets exposed to rabies without being vaccinated first may have to be quarantined for six months or euthanized  Humans would also need treatment, requiring a series of shots.

To assist local pet owners, the first of nine clinics is scheduled for tomorrow night starting at six, at the Trenton Municipal Center. A $10 donation to help offset costs is requested, but not required.

Kahl suggests all dogs, cats and ferrets 3 months or older be vaccinated. After that, dogs and cats will need a second booster the year after, then again every three years. Ferrets must be vaccinated every year.

For those unable to make it to tomorrow's event, other clinics will be held throughout the county from April through August. The list of locations and dates can be found below.

  • Monday, April 15th from 5-7 pm at theCamden fire House
  • Wednesday, May 15th from 6-8 pm at the Clark Mills Firehouse
  • Tuesday, May 21st from 6:15 – 8 pm at the Willowvale Firehouse
  • Wednesday, May 22nd from 6-8 pm at Back to Basics, Route 28 in Forestport
  • Wednesday, June 19th from 6-8 pm at the Boonville Fairgrounds
  • Tuesday, July 16th from 6-8 pm at Rome City Hall
  • Monday, July 29th from 5-7 pm at the Annsville Highway Garage
  • Monday, August 26th from 5-7 pm at the Vienna Highway Garage