Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Public Service Announcement from Newsday and Fred

SYOSSET: Free vaccinations for pets Saturday
September 12, 2007

Nassau residents can get free rabies vaccinations for their pets Saturday at the Oyster Bay Animal Shelter in Syosset, the county Health Department said.The vaccinations for dogs, cats and ferrets are offered from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the shelter, 150 Miller Place, Syosset. The law requires dogs, cats and ferrets to be immunized against rabies.

"With 66 rabid raccoons found to date in Nassau County since 2004 ... it is more important than ever to immunize your pets," a department statement said.

For more information, go to the county Web site at www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/health/ or call 516-571-2290, or the state Health Department's site at www.health.state.ny.us/diseases/communicable/zoonoses/rabies or call 518-474-3186.

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