Rabies Clinic Held In Kennedy

Mary Fales, DVM, gets thanks from a pet during a recent rabies clinic. Photo by Rose Mary Carver

KENNEDY — The town of Poland, working with the Chautauqua County Health Department, sponsored a rabies clinic recently in Kennedy.

Mary Fales, DVM, administered the free rabies inoculations for cats and dogs that were brought to the town of Poland Highway Department building on Grubb Hill Road. Owners came from a wide area to take advantage of the free service.

Both animals and humans are served when pets are protected against the deadly disease of rabies. Volunteers make sure the pets are registered and receive tags to prove that they have received their shots. Town of Poland Dog Control Officer Brian King was pleased to be able to offer this service again. King has worked diligently to make sure the town of Poland has been able to offer these vaccinations for pets in local communities.

The service enables many people to have animal companions, which they would otherwise be unable to have. Owners expressed their thanks to volunteers.

King thanked Dr. Fales and all the volunteers who made this latest rabies clinic possible.