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Report Animal Bite
If bitten by an animal:
Always dial 911 for a mauling or multiple animal attacks.
Seek emergency care if bite is severe or wash with soap and water if minor. A bite is considered a scratch or bite that breaks the skin.
Try to contain the animal for Animal Services. If the family pet bites, it still must be reported to Animal Services.
If animal cannot be contained, try to keep animal under observation or locate its owner until Animal Services arrive.
Animal Services will need the following information:
Type of animal
Breed (if known)
Gender (if known)
Location of animal
Current Rabies vaccination of animal (if known)
Your contact information
Owner of the animal information (if known)
Any witness contact information
Animals will be quarantined and observed for Rabies for the required time.
Coyotes, foxes, bats, skunks and raccoons are immediately euthanized and sent to the state lab for testing. These animals are at the greatest risk of carrying Rabies.
Rodents, rabbits and small mammals are low risk species and are submitted for testing only at the request of the Local Rabies Control Authority.
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