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Care week being noted in county

Child and adult care providers across the country will celebrate National Child and Adult Care Food Program Week through Saturday.

Participants are dedicated to serving nutritious meals and snacks to children and adults in care settings.

The Chautauqua Child Care Council of Chautauqua Opportunities Inc. recently distributed “Certificates of Awesomeness” to the registered and licensed and informal (legally exempt) child care providers in Chautauqua County who participate in the CACFP through the council. Along with the certificates, the council offered child care providers parent newsletters and fun activities for helping children to learn healthy eating habits.

Parents who need child care or help in paying for care can call the council’s toll-free number (800-424-4532) or go to COI’s website at www.chautauquaopportunities.com.

The council offers free referrals to registered and licensed child care programs. Council staff can also provide assistance in what to look for in quality child care and help in finding ways to pay for child care.

For more information,call Chris Wigren, at 661-9430, ext. 2269.

City to host rabies clinic March 27

A free rabies immunization clinic will be held at the UPMC Alstar Ambulance at 738 Monroe St. in the city of Dunkirk on March 27.

Pre-registration is required for the clinic and must be done in person Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Dunkirk Dog Park located at 855 Main St. Ext.

In order to pre-register people will need name, address and animal information as well as previous vaccination records to receive a three-year shot; animals must be at least three months old.

At the clinic people and pets will stay in cars, animal handlers will transport pet from vehicle to veterinarian for vaccination, dogs must be on a leash (small dogs can be in a carrier), cats must be in a container such as a carrier or a kennel. Face masks are required at both registration and the clinic.

If there are any questions people can call Dunkirk Dog Control Officer Denise Zentz at 366-2266, the Dunkirk City Clerk at 366-0452 or the Chautauqua County Department of Health at 753-4567.

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