Thursday, August 14, 2014

Free Screenings with Bassett’s Mobile Mammography Coach in Delhi



What:         The Cancer Services Program of Delaware, Otsego and Schoharie counties will offer free health screenings to women 40 and older who are uninsured. There are no income guidelines. In partnership with the Bassett Cancer Institute’s mobile screening coach, health screenings will be available without charge to those women, 40 or older, who are without health insurance or underinsured.

When &
Where:         Tuesday, August 19 from 9a.m. through 3p.m. at the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, located in Delhi – 5 Main Street Delhi, NY 13753
                    
           
Details:       Screenings include pelvic exams, Pap tests, clinical breast exams, mammograms, and take-home colorectal test kits (for men and women 50 or older).

Contact:     Call toll-free 1-888-345-0225 for your appointment.


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Franklin Rabies Clinic

Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic
For dogs, cats, and ferrets on

8/6/14, 4PM-6PM at the Franklin Fire Hall, 351 Main St, Franklin, NY 13775


v  It’s the law! Every dog and cat must be vaccinated against rabies.

v  Cats and Dogs can get their first rabies vaccine at 3 months of age.

v  Please bring the previous vaccination record to verify if your pet is eligible for 3 year coverage.

v  Dogs must be on a leash & under proper control. Cats and Ferrets should be in a carrying case.

v  Local organizations have volunteered their facilities for your convenience. It is your responsibility to clean up after your pet. It’s the law, you can be fined.

v  Vet only available at the advertised clinic time-no earlier!

v  This will be the last Rabies Clinic for the summer; the next clinic will be in October in Delhi.


Friday, July 25, 2014

Become Suicide Alert

Learn the four basic steps to recognize persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them with suicide helping resources.  NYS Office of Mental Health and the Delaware County Suicide Prevention Coalition are sponsoring a safeTALK Suicide Prevention Training on Thursday August 14, 2014 at Delaware County Public Safety Building, 280 Phoebe Lane, Delhi, 13856 from 9AM-12:30PM.  There is no charge for this training; lunch is on your own.
Safe Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe (SafeTALK) prepares anyone over the age of 15 to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. Most people with thoughts of suicide invite help to stay safe. Alert helpers know how to use these opportunities to support that desire for safety. safeTalk is for everyone who wants to help prevent suicide: front line workers, clergy, volunteers, teachers, law enforcement non-clinical providers, parents and youth at least 15 years old. As a SafeTALK-trained suicide alert helper, you will be better to:
•           Move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid suicide;
•           Identify people who have thoughts of suicide
•           Apply the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe) to connect a person with suicide thoughts to suicide first aid, intervention caregivers.
Registration for this training is due August 8, 2014.  Please fax or email to:  Marion Mossman, Regional Director, MHA in Ulster Co, Inc., 5546 State Hwy 7, Oneonta, NY 13820.  Fax# 607-432-3814, email m.mossman@mhainulster.org
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 1-800-273-8255.


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Colchester Rabies Clinic



Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic for dogs, cats, and ferrets on:
7/23/14, 6PM-7:30PM
The Colchester Highway Garage, 6292 River Rd, Downsville, NY 13755

  • It's the law!  Every dog and cat must be vaccinated against rabies.
  • Cats and Dogs can get their first rabies vaccine at 3 months of age.
  • Please bring the previous vaccination record to verify if your pet is eligible for the 3 year coverage
  • Dogs must be on leash & under proper control.  Cats and Ferrets should be in a carrying case.
  • Local organizations have volunteered their facilities for your convenience.  It is your responsibility to clean up after your pet.  It's the law, you can be fined.
  • Vet only available at the advertised time-no earlier

Monday, July 14, 2014

Colchester Rabies Clinic



Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic for dogs, cats, and ferrets on:
7/23/14, 6PM-7:30PM
The Colchester Highway Garage, 6292 River Rd, Downsville, NY 13755

  • It's the law!  Every dog and cat must be vaccinated against rabies.
  • Cats and Dogs can get their first rabies vaccine at 3 months of age.
  • Please bring the previous vaccination record to verify if your pet is eligible for the 3 year coverage
  • Dogs must be on leash & under proper control.  Cats and Ferrets should be in a carrying case.
  • Local organizations have volunteered their facilities for your convenience.  It is your responsibility to clean up after your pet.  It's the law, you can be fined.
  • Vet only available at the advertised time-no earlier
For questions or more information call 607-832-5200.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Sidney Rabies Clinic

Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic for dogs, cats, and ferrets:

Sidney Fire Station, 74 River St., Sidney, NY 13838 on 7/21/14 6PM-8PM

  • It's the law!  Every dog and cat must be vaccinated against rabies.
  • Cats and Dogs can get their first rabies vaccine at 3 months of age.
  • Please bring the previous vaccination record to verify if your pet is eligible for the 3 year coverage
  • Dogs must be on leash & under proper control.  Cats and Ferrets should be in a carrying case.
  • Local organizations have volunteered their facilities for your convenience.  It is your responsibility to clean up after your pet.  It's the law, you can be fined.
  • Vet only available at the advertised time-no earlier
For questions or more information call 607-832-5200.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Deposit Rabies Clinic

Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic for dogs, cats, and ferrets:

Deposit Town Clerk Building 3 Elm St, on July 9, 2014 from 6PM-8PM

  • It's the law!  Every dog and cat must be vaccinated against rabies.
  • Cats and Dogs can get their first rabies vaccine at 3 months of age.
  • Please bring the previous vaccination record to verify if your pet is eligible for the 3 year coverage
  • Dogs must be on leash & under proper control.  Cats and Ferrets should be in a carrying case.
  • Local organizations have volunteered their facilities for your convenience.  It is your responsibility to clean up after your pet.  It's the law, you can be fined.
  • Vet only available at the advertised time-no earlier
For questions or more information call 607-832-5200.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

July Rabies Clinics

Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic for dogs, cats, and ferrets for the month of July at the following locations:

Deposit Town Clerk Building 3 Elm St, on July 9, 2014 from 6PM-8PM
Sidney Fire Station, 74 River St, on July 21, 2014 from 6PM-8PM
Colchester Town Sheds, 6292 River Rd, Downsville, NY on July 23, 2014 from 6PM-7:30PM
  • It's the law!  Every dog and cat must be vaccinated against rabies.
  • Cats and Dogs can get their first rabies vaccine at 3 months of age.
  • Please bring the previous vaccination record to verify if your pet is eligible for the 3 year coverage
  • Dogs must be on leash & under proper control.  Cats and Ferrets should be in a carrying case.
  • Local organizations have volunteered their facilities for your convenience.  It is your responsibility to clean up after your pet.  It's the law, you can be fined.
  • Vet only available at the advertised time-no earlier
For questions or more information call 607-832-5200.

National HIV Testing Day



FAMILY PLANNING TO MARK NATIONAL HIV TESTING DAY WITH FREE CONFIDENTIAL RAPID HIV TESTING AND FREE EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION ON JUNE 27th
Are you positive you’re negative? Family Planning of South Central New York, Inc. will mark National HIV Testing Day by offering free confidential rapid HIV testing and counseling on Friday, June 27th from 9:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. at these health centers:
·        117 Hawley Street, Binghamton
·        5 Cortland Street, Norwich
·        37 Dietz Street, Oneonta

The rapid HIV test is a painless finger prick for a drop of blood. Results are ready in 20 minutes. Patients will receive counseling on how to identify and reduce their risk of HIV infection.
People are also welcome to pick up a free dose of Emergency Contraception, also known as the “morning after pill.”
Debra Marcus, Chief Executive Officer at Family Planning, remarked as many as one in three people with HIV don't know they are infected. “Learning your HIV status is critical to protecting your own health as well as that of others. When people know they’re infected, they can get health care and medications to keep themselves healthy for years. In addition, they can prevent further spread of the disease,” Marcus said.

Family Planning of South Central New York provides high quality, affordable family planning, related health care and education in Binghamton, Oneonta, Norwich, Sidney and Walton. All medical care is overseen by a Board Certified Gynecologist. Medical services may be free or on a sliding fee scale. Insurance and Medicaid are welcome. For more information, go to www.fpscny.org or call 607-723-8306.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Tompkins Rabies Clinic

Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic for dogs, cats, and ferrets on Friday  June 13, 2014 from 5PM-7PM at the Tompkins Highway Garage, 8586 Co. Hwy 20, Trout Creek, NY 13847
  • It's the law!  Every dog and cat must be vaccinated against rabies.
  • Cats and Dogs can get their first rabies vaccine at 3 months of age.
  • Please bring the previous vaccination record to verify if your pet is eligible for the 3 year coverage
  • Dogs must be on leash & under proper control.  Cats and Ferrets should be in a carrying case.
  • Local organizations have volunteered their facilities for your convenience.  It is your responsibility to clean up after your pet.  It's the law, you can be fined.
  • Vet only available at the advertised time-no earlier
For questions or more information call 607-832-5200.

Walton Rabies Clinic



Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic for dogs, cats, and ferrets on Wednesday  June 11 , 2014 from 6PM-8PM at the Walton Highway Garage, 25091 St. Hwy 10, Walton, NY 13856
  • It's the law!  Every dog and cat must be vaccinated against rabies.
  • Cats and Dogs can get their first rabies vaccine at 3 months of age.
  • Please bring the previous vaccination record to verify if your pet is eligible for the 3 year coverage
  • Dogs must be on leash & under proper control.  Cats and Ferrets should be in a carrying case.
  • Local organizations have volunteered their facilities for your convenience.  It is your responsibility to clean up after your pet.  It's the law, you can be fined.
  • Vet only available at the advertised time-no earlier
For questions or more information call 607-832-5200.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

September Conference with Jed Baker, PhD.


No More Meltdowns— Positive Strategies for Managing & Preventing Out of Control Behavior


Friday, September 19, 2014
Registration begins at 8:30am
9:00am—3:00pm
1 hour lunch on your own (from Noon-1pm)
Walton Theatre, 31 Gardiner Place, Walton NY 13856
 This conference is FREE, but, you must register in advance by emailing register@familyrn.org or calling (607)432-0001.



This opportunity is brought to you by Delaware County Public Health Services, Mid-South Early Childhood Direction Center, and the Family Resource Network, Inc.


Friday, May 23, 2014

Cancer Screenings in Sidney

Free Screenings with Bassett’s Mobile Mammography Coach in Delaware County


What:          The Cancer Services Program of Delaware, Otsego and Schoharie counties will offer free health screenings. In partnership with the Bassett Cancer Institute’s mobile screening coach, health screenings will be available without charge to those women, 40 or older, who are without health insurance or underinsured. There are no income guidelines.

When &
Where:          Wednesday June 18 -  9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Tri-Town Regional Hospital.

           
Details:         Screenings include pap with pelvic exams, clinical breast exams, mammograms, and take-home colorectal test kits (for men and women 50 or older) for those who are uninsured or underinsured.

Contact:        Call toll-free 1-888-345-0225 for your appointment.

 

Masonville Rabies Clinic

Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic for dogs, cats, and ferrets on Friday  June 6, 2014 from 5PM-7PM at the Masonville Fire Hall, 15488 St. Hwy 8, Masonville, NY 13804
  • It's the law!  Every dog and cat must be vaccinated against rabies.
  • Cats and Dogs can get their first rabies vaccine at 3 months of age.
  • Please bring the previous vaccination record to verify if your pet is eligible for the 3 year coverage
  • Dogs must be on leash & under proper control.  Cats and Ferrets should be in a carrying case.
  • Local organizations have volunteered their facilities for your convenience.  It is your responsibility to clean up after your pet.  It's the law, you can be fined.
  • Vet only available at the advertised time-no earlier
For questions or more information call 607-832-5200.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Free Cancer Screenings in Walton






The Cancer Services Program of Delaware, Otsego and Schoharie counties will offer free health screenings. In partnership with the Bassett Cancer Institute’s mobile screening coach, health screenings will be available without charge to those women, 40 or older, who are without health insurance or underinsured. There are no income guidelines.

When &
Where:          Thursday, May 29 -  9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Walton Big M , 204 Delaware Street Walton, N.Y. 13856

           
Details:         Screenings include pap with pelvic exams, clinical breast exams, mammograms, and take-home colorectal test kits (for men and women 50 or older) for those who are uninsured or underinsured.

Contact:        Call toll-free 1-888-345-0225 for your appointment.

 

Roxbury Rabies Clinic



Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic for dogs, cats, and ferrets on Friday  May 23, 2014 from 5PM-7PM at the Roxbury Town Gargage, 52508 St. Hwy 30, Roxbury, NY 12474
  • It's the law!  Every dog and cat must be vaccinated against rabies.
  • Cats and Dogs can get their first rabies vaccine at 3 months of age.
  • Please bring the previous vaccination record to verify if your pet is eligible for the 3 year coverage
  • Dogs must be on leash & under proper control.  Cats and Ferrets should be in a carrying case.
  • Local organizations have volunteered their facilities for your convenience.  It is your responsibility to clean up after your pet.  It's the law, you can be fined.
  • Vet only available at the advertised time-no earlier
For questions or more information call 607-832-5200.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Pindars Corners Rabies Clinic

Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic for dogs, cats, and ferrets on Wednesday  May 14, 2014 from 4PM-6PM at the Pindar Corners Fire Hall, St. Rt. 23, Davenport, NY 13750

  • Pindars Corners rabies clinic replaces the Davenport Clinic.
  • It's the law!  Every dog and cat must be vaccinated against rabies.
  • Cats and Dogs can get their first rabies vaccine at 3 months of age.
  • Please bring the previous vaccination record to verify if your pet is eligible for the 3 year coverage
  • Dogs must be on leash & under proper control.  Cats and Ferrets should be in a carrying case.
  • Local organizations have volunteered their facilities for your convenience.  It is your responsibility to clean up after your pet.  It's the law, you can be fined.
  • Vet only available at the advertised time-no earlier
For questions or more information call 607-832-5200.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Walking for Heart Health Study


Walking for Heart Health Study

We are seeking eligible women who are 18 years old or older to participate in a 10 week long walking program in Delhi, NY.  This study involves the participant to be screened for eligibility on 5/20/14 in Delhi, NY.  If the individual is selected to partici-pate they should be available on 5/22/14 to receive a free cholesterol screening and walking test.  Each selected participant will also receive a free pedometer to track activity over the course of the 10 weeks.  After the 10 weeks participant outcomes will be measured in a post –test on 7/30 & 7/31.  All pre and post testing will be conduct-ed in Delhi, NY and requires participant availability on those dates.    


Sponsored by the Cornell Cooperative Extension Delaware County, the Delaware County Rural Healthcare Alliance &  Binghamton University’s Decker School of Nursing

 
You are eligible if you meet one or more of the following criteria:
  •  BMI is greater than 24
  •  Systolic blood pressure (BP) less than 160 and diastolic BP less than 100
  •  Current tobacco use or use within the past year
  •  Inactive or sedentary  

You may not be eligible if you have or have had:
  •  Surgery to promote weight loss
  • BMI (body mass index) of 40 or more
  • Systolic BP greater than 161 and diastolic BP greater than 101
  • History of heart attack or heart failure, stroke, or inability to exercise. 



Please contact Libby Marigliano if interested in participating:
emarigl1@binghamton.edu

917-693-8653 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Pindars Corners Rabies Clinic















Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic for dogs, cats, and ferrets on Wednesday  May 14, 2014 from 4PM-6PM at the Pindar Corners Fire Hall, St. Rt. 23, Davenport, NY 13750
  • It's the law!  Every dog and cat must be vaccinated against rabies.
  • Cats and Dogs can get their first rabies vaccine at 3 months of age.
  • Proof of previous rabies vaccination must be presented to receive a 3 year booster.
  • Dogs must be on leash & under proper control.  Cats and Ferrets should be in a carrying case.
  • Local organizations have volunteered their facilities for your convenience.  It is your responsibility to clean up after your pet.  It's the law, you can be fined.
  • Vet only available at the advertised time-no earlier
For questions or more information call 607-832-5200.

Arkville Rabies Clinic

Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic for dogs, cats, and ferrets on Tuesday May 6, 2014 from 4PM-6PM at the Brookside Vet Hospital, 42981 St. Hwy 28 Arkville, NY 12406.

Please not there will not be a rabies clinic in Fleischmanns.

  • It's the law!  Every dog and cat must be vaccinated against rabies.
  • Cats and Dogs can get their first rabies vaccine at 3 months of age.
  • Proof of previous rabies vaccination must be presented to receive a 3 year booster.
  • Dogs must be on leash & under proper control.  Cats and Ferrets should be in a carrying case.
  • Local organizations have volunteered their facilities for your convenience.  It is your responsibility to clean up after your pet.  It's the law, you can be fined.
  • Vet only available at the advertised time-no earlier
For questions or more information call 607-832-5200.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Raccoon tests positive for rabies in Bloomville


A second raccoon has tested positive for rabies in Delaware County.  This is the second animal testing positive for rabies in 2014, according to Heather Warner, Health Education Coordinator for Delaware County Public Health Services. A dog owner in the Bloomville reported that her dog and the raccoon were fighting, which resulted in the death of the raccoon.  The raccoon was sent to NYS State Rabies Laboratory for testing.  The positive test results were received Friday, April 25, 2014. There was no human exposure.  The dog was up-to-date on its rabies vaccinations and was given a booster after the incident.

Once infected, rabies is a virus that has 100% fatality rate in all mammals, including humans.  Public Health recommends the following precautions to protect yourself and your family from possible exposure to rabies:
  • Report any sick or strange acting wildlife
  • Vaccinate pets and livestock.  New York State law requires that all dogs, cats and ferrets be vaccinated against rabies by 4 months of age.  Vaccinating your domestic animal not only provides protection for the animal, but vaccinated pets act as a barrier to keep the rabies virus from spreading between wild animals and people.
  • Vaccination is also recommended for livestock with frequent human contact.
  • Do not feed wildlife or stray animals and discourage them from seeking food near your home.
  • Do not feed strays.  According to Public Health Law an owner is defined as any person keeping, harboring, or having charge or control of or permitting any dog, cat or domesticated ferret to remain on or be lodged or fed within such person’s house yard or premises.
  • Do not approach an unknown animal, either wild or domestic, especially if it is acting in a strange or unusual manner.
  • Report all animal bites and any contact with bats to the Health Department in your county.  Human rabies can be prevented after exposure by administering a series of shots. 
  • Keep garbage cans tightly covered and avoid storing any food outside.
  • Children should be instructed to tell an adult immediately if they were bitten or scratched by any animal.
  • If an unvaccinated pet comes in contact with rabid or suspected rabies the pet must be quarantined for six months.
  • Vaccinated pets that come in contact with rabid or suspected rabies animal must be given a booster rabies vaccination within five days of the contact.
The remaining rabies clinics are as follows:
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 from 4PM-6PM at Brookside Veterinary Hospital, Arkville, NY
Wednesday May 14, 2014 from 4PM-6PM at Pindars Corners Fire Department
Friday May 23, 2014 from 5PM-7PM at Roxbury Town Garage
Friday June 6, 2014 from 5PM-7PM at the Masonville Fire Hall
Wednesday June 11, 2014 from 6PM-8PM at the Walton Town Highway Garage
Friday June 13, 2014 from 5PM-7PM at the Tompkins Town Highway Garage
Wednesday July 9, 2014 from 6PM-8PM at the Deposit Town Clerk Building
Monday July 21, 2014 from 6PM-8PM at the Sidney Fire Hall
Wednesday August 6, 2014 from 4PM-6PM at the Franklin Fire Hall
Wednesday October 15, 2014 from 6PM-8PM at Delhi Fire Hall
**This is a complete listing of the remaining rabies clinics for 2014**


To report a suspected rabid animal call Delaware County Public Health Services at 607-832-5200.  For more information call 607-832-5200 or visit our website at www.delawarecountypublichealth.com


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Arkville Rabies Clinc


Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic for dogs, cats, and ferrets on Tuesday May 6, 2014 from 4PM-6PM at the Brookside Vet Hospital, 42981 St. Hwy 28 Arkville, NY 12406.

Please not there will not be a rabies clinic in Fleischmanns.

  • It's the law!  Every dog and cat must be vaccinated against rabies.
  • Cats and Dogs can get their first rabies vaccine at 3 months of age.
  • Proof of previous rabies vaccination must be presented to receive a 3 year booster.
  • Dogs must be on leash & under proper control.  Cats and Ferrets should be in a carrying case.
  • Local organizations have volunteered their facilities for your convenience.  It is your responsibility to clean up after your pet.  It's the law, you can be fined.
  • Vet only available at the advertised time-no earlier
For questions or more information call 607-832-5200.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Stamford Rabies Clinic


Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic for dogs, cats, and ferrets on Wednesday April 23rd, 2014 from 6PM-8PM at the Stamford Village Garage 22D RailRoad Ave, Stamford, NY 12167

  • It's the law!  Every dog and cat must be vaccinated against rabies.
  • Cats and Dogs can get their first rabies vaccine at 3 months of age.
  • Proof of previous rabies vaccination must be presented to receive a 3 year booster.
  • Dogs must be on leash & under proper control.  Cats and Ferrets should be in a carrying case.
  • Local organizations have volunteered their facilities for your convenience.  It is your responsibility to clean up after your pet.  It's the law, you can be fined.
  • Vet only available at the advertised time-no earlier
For questions or more information call 607-832-5200.

Monday, April 7, 2014

National Rx Drug Take Back Day



 On April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Delaware County Sheriff's Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its eighth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  Bring your pills for disposal to Delaware County Sheriff's Office at 280 Phoebe Lane, Delhi, NY 13753.  (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.)  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.  
Most abused prescription drugs come from family and friends. You could be a drug dealer and not even know it.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Hancock Rabies Clinic

Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic for dogs, cats, and ferrets on Tuesday April 8th, 2014 from 7PM-9PM at the Hancock Town Hall, 661 West Main St, Hancock, NY 13783

  • It's the law!  Every dog and cat must be vaccinated against rabies.
  • Cats and Dogs can get their first rabies vaccine at 3 months of age.
  • Proof of previous rabies vaccination must be presented to receive a 3 year booster.
  • Dogs must be on leash & under proper control.  Cats and Ferrets should be in a carrying case.
  • Local organizations have volunteered their facilities for your convenience.  It is your responsibility to clean up after your pet.  It's the law, you can be fined.
  • Vet only available at the advertised time-no earlier
For questions or more information call 607-832-5200.

2014 Rabies Clinics

4/8/2014, 7PM-9PM, Hancock Town Hall 661 West Main St, Hancock, NY 13783
4/15/2014, 7PM-9PM, East Branch Fire Hall, 29 Bridge St., East Branch, NY 13756
4/23/14, 6PM-8PM, Village Highway Garage 22D Rail Road Ave, Stamford, NY12167
5/6/2014, 4PM-6PM, Brookside Vet Hospital, 42981 St. Hwy 28 Arkville, NY 12406
(Brookside clinic in Arkville replaces the Fleischmanns Clinic)

5/14/2014, 4PM-6PM, Pindars Corners Fire Hall, St. Rt. 23, Davenport, NY 13750

5/23/2014, 5PM-7PM, Roxbury Town Garage, 52508 St. Hwy 30, Roxbury, NY 12474

6/6/2014, 5PM-7PM, Masonville Fire Hall, 15488 St. Hwy 8, Masonville, NY 13804
6/11/2014, 6PM-8PM, Walton Hwy Garage 25091 St. Hwy 10, Walton, NY 13856
6/13/2014, 5PM-7PM, Tompkins Highway Garage, 8586 Co. Hwy 20, Trout Creek, NY 13847
7/9/2014, 6PM-8PM, Deposit Town Clerk Bldg, 3 Elm St., Deposit, NY 13754
7/21/2014, 6PM-8PM, Sidney Fire Station, 74 River St, Sidney, NY 13838
8/6/2014, 4PM-6PM, Franklin Fire Hall, 351 Main St, Franklin, NY 13775
10/15/2014, 6PM-8PM, Delhi Fire Hall, 140 Delview Terrace, Delhi, NY 13753
  • It’s the law! Every dog and cat must be vaccinated against rabies.

  • Cats and Dogs can get their first rabies vaccine at 3 months of age.

  • Proof of previous rabies vaccination must be present to receive a 3 year booster.

  • Dogs must be on a leash & under proper control. Cats and Ferrets should be in a carrying case.

  • Local organizations have volunteered their facilities for your convenience. It is your responsibility to clean up after your pet. It’s the law, you can be fined.

  • Vets only available at the advertised clinic time-no earlier!


  • Residents may be bring their dog, cat and ferret to any of the clinics listed.  

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Delhi Rabies Clinic

Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic for dogs, cats, and ferrets on Thursday March 27th, 2014 at Delhi Fire Hall, 140 Delview Terrace, Delhi, NY 13753 from 6PM-8PM.

  • It's the law!  Every dog and cat must be vaccinated against rabies.
  • Cats and Dogs can get their first rabies vaccine at 3 months of age.
  • Proof of previous rabies vaccination must be presented to receive a 3 year booster.
  • Dogs must be on leash & under proper control.  Cats and Ferrets should be in a carrying case.
  • Local organizations have volunteered their facilities for your convenience.  It is your responsibility to clean up after your pet.  It's the law, you can be fined.
  • Vet only available at the advertised time-no earlier
For questions or more information call 607-832-5200.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Cancer Services Program in Cobleskill



What:          The Cancer Services Program of Delaware, Otsego and Schoharie counties will offer free health screenings to women 40 and older who are uninsured. There are no income guidelines. In partnership with the Bassett Cancer Institute’s mobile screening coach, health screenings will be available without charge to those women, 40 or older, who are without health insurance or underinsured.

When &
Where:        Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at Cobleskill Planned Parenthood 
          
Details:         Screenings include pelvic exams, pap tests, clinical breast exams, mammograms, and take-home colorectal test kits (for men and women 50 or older).

Contact:        Call toll-free 1-888-345-0225 for your appointment.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Raccoon tests Positive in Delaware County

A raccoon has tested positive for rabies in Delaware County.  This is the first animal testing positive for rabies in 2014, according to Heather Warner, Health Education Coordinator for Delaware County Public Health Services.  The raccoon attacked a dog in the village of Stamford.  The raccoon was dispatched and sent to NYS State Rabies Laboratory for testing.  The owner of the dog reported that the incident occurred during the day, a strange behavior for raccoons. The positive test results were received Thursday March 13, 2014. Delaware County had no animals testing positive for rabies in 2013.

Once infected, rabies is a virus that has 100% fatality rate in all mammals, including humans.  Public Health recommends the following precautions to protect yourself and your family from possible exposure to rabies:
  • Report any sick or strange acting wildlife
  • Vaccinate pets and livestock.  New York State law requires that all dogs, cats and ferrets be vaccinated against rabies by 4 months of age.  Vaccinating your domestic animal not only provides protection for the animal, but vaccinated pets act as a barrier to keep the rabies virus from spreading between wild animals and people.
  • Vaccination is also recommended for livestock with frequent human contact.
  • Do not feed wildlife or stray animals and discourage them from seeking food near your home.
  • Do not feed strays.  According to Public Health Law an owner is defined as any person keeping, harboring, or having charge or control of or permitting any dog, cat or domesticated ferret to remain on or be lodged or fed within such person’s house yard or premises.
  • Do not approach an unknown animal, either wild or domestic, especially if it is acting in a strange or unusual manner.
  • Report all animal bites and any contact with bats to the Health Department in your county.  Human rabies can be prevented after exposure by administering a series of shots. 
  • Keep garbage cans tightly covered and avoid storing any food outside.
  • Children should be instructed to tell an adult immediately if they were bitten or scratched by any animal.
  • If an unvaccinated pet comes in contact with rabid or suspected rabies the pet must be quarantined for six months.
  • Vaccinated pets that come in contact with rabid or suspected rabies animal must be given a booster rabies vaccination within five days of the contact.
Delaware County Public Health has begun to schedule 2014 rabies clinics.  The scheduled rabies clinics are as follows:
Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 6PM-8PM at the Delhi Fire Department
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 6PM-8PM at the Stamford Village Highway Garage
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 from 4PM-6PM at Brookside Veterinary Hospital, Arkville, NY
Wednesday May 14, 2014 from 4PM-6PM at Pindars Corners Fire Department
Friday May 23, 2014 from 5PM-7PM at Roxbury Town Garage
Wednesday June 11, 2014 from 6PM-8PM at the Walton Town Highway Garage
Friday June 13, 2014 from 5PM-7PM at the Tompkins Town Highway Garage
Wednesday July 9, 2014 from 6PM-8PM at the Deposit Town Clerk Building
Monday July 21, 2014 from 6PM-8PM at the Sidney Fire Hall
Wednesday August 6, 2014 from 4PM-6PM at the Franklin Fire Hall
**Not all 2014 Clinics are scheduled at this time.**


To report a suspected rabid animal call Delaware County Public Health Services at 607-832-5200.  For more information call 607-832-5200 or visit our website at www.delawarecountypublichealth.com


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

March Rabies Clinic in Delhi

Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic for dogs, cats, and ferrets on Thursday March 27th, 2014 at Delhi Fire Hall, 140 Delview Terrace, Delhi, NY 13753 from 6PM-8PM.

  • It's the law!  Every dog and cat must be vaccinated against rabies.
  • Cats and Dogs can get their first rabies vaccine at 3 months of age.
  • Proof of previous rabies vaccination must be presented to receive a 3 year booster.
  • Dogs must be on leash & under proper control.  Cats and Ferrets should be in a carrying case.
  • Local organizations have volunteered their facilities for your convenience.  It is your responsibility to clean up after your pet.  It's the law, you can be fined.
  • Vet only available at the advertised time-no earlier
For questions or more information call 607-832-5200.