Rabies in Ontario County

Local Health Department's Role in Rabies PreventionSkunks


In New York State, county health departments are responsible for:
  • Arranging vaccination for people who have had contact with a rabid animal.
  • Offering free rabies vaccination clinics for cats, dogs, and ferrets.
  • Educating the public about rabies prevention
Below is a comparison of the first six months in 2020 verses the first six months of 2021


Animal
January-June 2020
 #Tested 
January- June 2020
 Rabid

January-June 2021
 #Tested
January-June 2021
Rabid
Bat
10 0
8 0
Cat
2 0
2 0
Dog
6 1 0 0
Raccoon
0 0 1
1
Skunk
1
0
0 0
 Fox  0  0  0  0

What About Bats?
Click here for more information about bat rabies and to learn how to catch a bat.

Reporting Potential Rabies Exposures

Ontario County Public Health: Monday-Friday, 8:30 an - 5:00 pm 585-396-4343 or 800-299-2995
Ontario County Public Health: After 5:00 pm, weekends, and holidays 585-394-4560
Ontario County Humane Society 585-396-4590

Web Page of the Month


Check out the Rabies Coordinator's Web Page of the Month.

Updated 4/8/16