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2018-09-12 / Editorial

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Associate Editor

RABIES CLINIC — Pet owners who need to get their pet a rabies shot may want to attend the county’s upcoming free rabies clinic for dogs, cats and ferrets.

A clinic will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the Erie Community College North Campus, Noonan Center Maintenance Garage, at 6205 Main St., Amherst.

The event is organized by the Erie County Department of Public Health, in partnership with the Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Serving Erie County and Medaille Veterinary Technology.

According to Erie County Legislator Edward Rath’s office, the following requirements must be met in order to receive the rabies vaccination: Pets must be at least 3 months old; proof of previous rabies vaccination must be provided to receive a three-year certificate; otherwise a one-year certificate will be issued; and all dogs, cats and ferrets must be restrained using a leash and/or pet carrier.

Additional clinics are scheduled on the following dates: 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the Springville Volunteer Fire Department, 405 W. Main St., Springville; and 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the Erie County Emergency Services Training & Operations Center, 3359 Broadway, near Union Road, Cheektowaga.

Residents interested in learning more about rabies clinics or the recent baiting program should visit www.erie.gov/health.

For additional information, contact Rath at 858-8676 or e-mail Edward.rath@erie.gov.

BEL CANTO — If your child is interested in singing, he or she might want to check out one of ABC Bel Canto’s Thursday rehearsals this month. The rehearsals are held at Christ United Methodist Church, at 350 Saratoga Road in Amherst.

The rehearsals are held on Thursdays with separate times for different age groups and voices. The choirs are available for all students — boys and girls — who enjoy singing. This is an opportunity for interested individuals to sing with other children from different schools from across Erie and Niagara counties.

These rehearsals are scheduled for Sept. 13, 20 and 27. So there are three chances to sit in with the choir, and there are three separate choirs available to choose from. Presto, for grades three to six, rehearses from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.; Vivace, for grades six to 12, high voices, rehearses from 7 to 8:30 p.m.; and Bravo, for high school and boys changed voices, rehearses from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sixth-graders can choose to join either Vivace or Presto, based on the most convenient time.

RECYCLING EVENT — Are you wondering what to do with your old TV? The Town of Amherst will hold an electronics recycling event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Amherst Highway Garage, at 1042 N. Forest Road in Amherst.

Sponsored by Town of Amherst Supervisor Brian Kulpa and Highway Superintendent Patrick Lucey, the event is open only to residents of Amherst and the Village of Williamsville.

Two televisions or monitors with CRT tube per vehicle are permitted. There will be a drive-thru service, and proof of residency is required.

For more information, visit www.amherst.ny.us.

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