Make sure your pets get their shots!

The Brooklyn Paper
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Don’t miss our updates:

The rabid kitten alert issued in Bensonhurst last week reminded everyone how vital it is to be sure pets are vaccinated.

Fortunately, the city is offering free vaccines — including the rabies inoculation — for dogs and cats on Sept. 14 at the Salt Marsh Nature Center in Marine Park.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, recommends that unvaccinated dogs and cats that are exposed to rabid animals be euthanized immediately, so owners should be sure to get the family pets vaccinated.

And even if your pet has received a rabies shot already, it may be out of date. The rabies inoculation lasts only three years, so boosters are required throughout a pet’s life.

To receive a vaccine, animals must be healthy and must not be allergic to any of the inoculations.

In addition to the rabies vaccine, dog vaccines include distemper, adenovirus-2, parainfluenza, and parvovirus. Cats vaccines include viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, and panleukopenia.

Pet vaccines at the Salt Marsh Nature Center (3301 Avenue U, between East 33rd and 34th streets). Sept. 14 at 10 am. Free.

Reach reporter Vanessa Ogle at or by calling (718) 260-4507. Follow her
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Don’t miss our updates:

Reasonable discourse

ty from pps says:
how do we know this won't cause autism?
Aug. 25, 2014, 12:10 pm
Me from Bay Ridge says:
I cat sat a neighbor's cat while they were away. I was convinced he was autistic. He wouldn't look me in the eye (when I dragged him out of his hiding places that is.).
Aug. 27, 2014, 8:24 am

Comments closed.

First name
Last name
Your neighborhood
Email address
Daytime phone

Your letter must be signed and include all of the information requested above. (Only your name and neighborhood are published with the letter.) Letters should be as brief as possible; while they may discuss any topic of interest to our readers, priority will be given to letters that relate to stories covered by The Brooklyn Paper.

Letters will be edited at the sole discretion of the editor, may be published in whole or part in any media, and upon publication become the property of The Brooklyn Paper. The earlier in the week you send your letter, the better.

Keep it local!

Stay in touch with your community. Subscribe to our free newsletter: