1200 Animals Receive Vaccinations, 52 Animals Micro-chipped, 200 Dogs Licensed
Islip, NY – Islip Supervisor Tom Croci and Town Board Members welcomed residents and their pets at this year’s annual Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic. The Town held the Clinic on Saturday, September 20th at Veteran’s Memorial Park in front of Islip Town Hall, giving rabies vaccines to 1200 animals. This event was sponsored by the Suffolk County SPCA and the Suffolk County Department of Health Services. Majority of the animals that the SCSPCA officers and staff vaccinated were dogs, with only about 7% of those animals being cats. One ferret also received its rabies shot.
Residents and non-residents traveled to Islip for their pet’s annual rabies shot. Many also brought their animal to get a micro-chip from the staff at Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center, or to get a new or renewed dog license from the Town Clerk’s Office. The shelter’s Animal Control Officers and staff performed 52 micro-chipping services, three cats and 49 dogs, raising a total of $1,300.