According to the World Health Organization, tens of thousands of people worldwide die because of rabies each year, and 40% of people who are bit by a rabid animal are kids who are under the age of 15.

Tioga County is on a mission to help cut down those numbers and so they'll be offering free rabies clinics for dogs, cats, and domesticated ferrets. A $10 donation per animal is requested, but definitely not necessary and no animal will be turned away.

According to New York State, all puppies and kittens must get their first rabies shot at 3-months-old and then they must get a booster shot at a year old, and then every three years thereafter. Ferrets, on the other hand, must get a rabies shot every year. If your animal isn't vaccinated, you can be slapped with a fine of up to $200 per animal.

Don't risk it- take advantage of one of these free rabies clinics that Tioga County is offering.

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    Owego

    Hickories Park

    359 Hickories Park Rd., Owego

    Saturday, April 29th, 2017

    2pm-3:50pm

  • 2

    Newark Valley

    Newark Valley Fire Station

    Route 38, Newark Valley

    Thursday, May 18th

    6pm-7:50pm

  • 3

    Apalachin

    Apalachin Fair Grounds

    Main Street at Pennsylvania Avenue, Apalachin

    Thursday, June 16th

    6pm-8pm

  • 4

    Spencer

    Spencer Fire Station

    Main Street, Spencer

    Thursday, July 27th

    6pm-8pm

  • 5

    Berkshire

    Berkshire Fire Station

    State Route 38, Berkshire

    Thursday, August 17th

    6pm-8pm

  • 6

    Nichols

    Nichols Fire Department

    106 West River Road, Nichols

    Thursday, September 21st

    6pm-8pm

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    Campville

    Campville Fire Station, #3

    1307-1315 State Route 38, Owego

    Thursday, November 30th

    6pm-8pm