Flannery Animal Hospital Offering Free Vaccination at Rabies Clinic

Rabies is a disease caused by a virus that affects the brain and spinal cord. Transmitted by animals, rabies affects humans, domestic pets as well as wildlife. If bitten and left untreated, the rabies virus can be serious. In the US, the rabies virus is largely found in wildlife such as racoons, skunks and bats. Given the large variety of wildlife found throughout the Hudson Valley, it is important to protect your pets from this dangerous disease.

To that bit of information we offer great news! The Orange County Department of Health & City of Newburgh is hosting a free rabies clinic on Saturday September 28th from 12pm – 3pm. It will be held at the Newburgh Multi-Activity Center located at 401 Washington Street. Orange County residents are invited to bring their cats, dogs and ferrets for a free vaccination. Representatives from Flannery Animal Hospital will be on hand to administer the vaccine.

Flannery Animal Hospital has a long history of dedication to maintaining the health of pets throughout the Newburgh community. Dr. Evans who has served as a veterinarian at Flannery Animal Hospital for over 20 years encourages residents who are due for this important vaccine (which is require by law in New York State) to bring your pets to this event. He stresses, “We have seen multiple cases positive for rabies in Orange County in recent months. Rabies is in the area...(but) it is preventable.”

Flannery Animal Hospital, located in New Windsor NY, has been caring for pets since 1959. Their goal is to provide all necessary veterinary care for families throughout Newburgh and the rest of the Hudson Valley. They are passionate about helping pets enjoy a long, happy and healthy life. If you are interested in more information regarding their wide range of services, call 845-651-7387, visit their website at flanneryanimalhosp.com or find them on facebook.

Residents with dogs, cats or ferrets who plan on attending the City of Newburgh’s Free Rabies Clinic, are asked to make a reservation either in person at City Hall or by calling 845-569-7311.