The Village of Rouses Point provides the following information regarding animal control issues.
DOG CONTROL OFFICER
Dog control issues in the Village of Rouses Point falls under the Town of Champlain, Dog Control Officer, Kaleigh K. LaBombard's jurisdication. Kaleigh operates the Mooers Animal Shelter. She can be reached at 100 Boas Road, Mooers Forks, NY 12959. Please call 518-578-6011. For more information on the Dog Control Officer please visit the Town of Champlain's website. The link to the Mooers Animal Shelter's Face book page is https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mooers-Animal-Shelter
New York State Law requires all dogs over the age of 4 months must be vaccinated against rabies and licensed within the municipality in which the dog is sheltered. Dog licenses for the Village of Rouses Point residents are issued by Julie Castine, Town Clerk. Her office is located at the Town of Champlain, 729 Route 9, Champlain, NY. Proof of rabies vaccination and whether the dog is spayed/neutered or condition of the dog are required. For more information on dog licenses please contact Julie Castine at 518-298-8160 or online at www.townofchamplain.com.
Rabies is a deadly viral disease that affects the central nervous system in mammals and is always fatal if left untreated. It is almost always transmitted through saliva when an infected animal bites an animal or person. Wildlife acccounts for over 90 percent of all reported rabies cases each year in the United States. Raccoons, bats, skunks are responsible for most reported cases, but foxes, coyotes and other smaller mammals may also transmit the disease. The Clinton County Health Department advises that the residents should take the following steps to protect themselves and their pets against rabies:
For more information on rabies, contact the Clinton County Healt Department at 518-565-4870 or online at http://www.clintonhealth.org.
Ben Baker is the local Wildlifes Services specialist with the USDA representing Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties. If you see a live animal with erratic behavior call Ben at 315-530-0512. He has special equipment to assist in catching or removing the animal whether alive or deceased. More information is availabe at the USDA website at www.aphis.usda.gov.