The Rockland County Department of Health is sponsoring FREE rabies shots for dogs, cats and ferrets on Sunday, May 2, 2021 from 10:00am to 1:00pm at the Robert L. Yeager Health Complex (Parking Lot in Front of Building F). The complex is located at 50 Sanatorium Road, Pomona, NY 10970. No appointment is needed. The shots are free; however, a $5 donation per animal will help defray our costs (please bring exact amount of cash or check payable to Commissioner of Finance).
Please download and print a Rabies Vaccination Release FORM and bring the completed and signed form to the clinic. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, all attendees must remain in their vehicle and limit the number of passengers in the vehicle. Face masks or cloth face coverings are required for everyone in the vehicle.
According to County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert: “Animal rabies continues to be a public health problem in Rockland County. We remind all residents to make sure that their animals are immunized against rabies and that the vaccinations are kept up to date.”
To get their free rabies shot:
- Your dog, cat, or ferret must be healthy.
- Your pet must be older than three months.
- Your dogs must be on a leash.
- Your cats and ferrets must be on a leash or in a top-opening container.
New York State law requires that all dogs, cats, and domesticated ferrets be vaccinated against rabies by four months of age. Owners can be fined up to $250 if they fail to get their pets vaccinated and keep them up-to-date. All animal bites and animals suspected of having rabies must be reported to The Rockland County Health Department at (845) 364-2656. After hours, callers should contact the sheriff at (845) 364-8600.
For more information on animal rabies or the rabies vaccine, call the Rockland County Department of Health at (845) 364-2656 or visit our website: http://rocklandgov.com/departments/health/environmental-health/rabies/.