61 Quaker Ridge Road
New Rochelle, NY 10804
Description: Free rabies vaccinations by appointment only for dogs, cats, and ferrets owned by Westchester County residents. This is a one-day vaccination clinic sponsored by the Westchester County Health Department. Call Stamen Animal Hospital for appointment.
Cats and ferrets must be in carriers and dogs must be on a leash. Aggressive dogs must be muzzled. No examinations will be given.
"Vaccinating your pet against rabies will protect your pet and your family in case your pet has contact with a rabid or potentially rabid animal," said Westchester County Health Commissioner, Sherlita Amler, MD.
Under New York State law, dogs and cats must receive their first rabies vaccine no later than four months after birth. A second rabies shot must be given within one year of the first vaccine, with additional booster shots given every one or three years after that, depending on the vaccine used. Owners who fail to get their pets vaccinated and keep the vaccinations up-to-date may be fined up to $2,000.
For an appointment, call Stamen Animal Hospital at 914-632-1269.