Erie County is once again offering free rabies vaccination clinics for families with dogs, cats or ferrets.
Clinics will take place on five dates in May and September:
County officials warn pet owners that any pet could come in contact with a rabid wild animal like a bat or raccoon, and those animals can even enter homes through "doggie doors." The county is hoping to have all pets in Erie County vaccinated against rabies.
In 2017, 4,496 pets were vaccinated countywide through these free clinics.
If at any time you or your pets have been exposed to a wild animal, or bitten by a dog or cat, you should contact the Erie County Department of Health at 716-961-6800.