Mon, Aug 14th 2023 07:00 am
Submitted by the Business office of Michael H. Kooshoian
3rd District Erie County Legislator
As final week marked the official end of the “dog times of summer season,” family members will be having their remaining holidays, savoring as quite a few beach days as achievable, and flocking to the county and state fairs all in advance of pumpkin spice and shorter times consider around. This summer months has been very little quick of great and, soon after the winter season we experienced, we certainly deserved each and every lovely working day.
I normally consider this chance to discuss about how Erie County can assistance its citizens. As the thirty day period of August celebrates “Dogust 1st” – the common birthday for shelter canine, Countrywide Pet Working day, Intercontinental Cat Day and several other times devoted to our 4-legged family users, I would like to keep on speaking about numerous options and assets available. Having a pet is an further accountability, but it also means obtaining a constant companion, a feeling of security, loyalty and unconditional enjoy. I will say, our pet, Luigi, is surely the heart of our house.
In the course of the calendar year, Erie County hosts no cost rabies clinics for cats, canine and ferrets. As vaccines can be high priced and a fiscal stress on numerous, this is a really terrific option to assure our animals and relatives members keep safe and sound and healthier.
A free of charge clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Erie County Coaching and Operations Middle in Cheektowaga and once again on Sept. 16 at Buffalo Public University No. 84 in the Metropolis of Buffalo. The following connection can be made use of to sign-up for an appointment https://www3.erie.gov/envhealth/rabies-vaccination-clinics-pet-wellness, or you can contact 716-961-6800.
Up to a few animals will be accepted with each and every appointment as prolonged as they are at the very least 3 months of age. A a few-calendar year vaccination certificate will be offered with proof of a pet’s preceding vaccination, or else a one-calendar year certification will be given.
Erie County would like to make certain that every house has obtain to this quite essential and even lifesaving immunization that is mandatory to get right licenses.
Other noteworthy plans that can help with the cost of pets in just Erie County contain the Animal Meals Bank of Western New York at 1-833-738-7333 the Pet Unexpected emergency Fund at 716-883-8544 and Pete’s Pet Foods Pantry, which is both of those positioned and companies the 14214, 14215 and 14216 ZIP codes in my district. It can be contacted at 716-833-1151.
I hope you, your people and animals appreciate the remainder of these excellent summer months days. As always, if you are seeking for much more information on Erie County and the several assistance programs obtainable, I welcome you to arrive at out to my district office at 716-832-0493 with any questions or worries.