Animal Bites and Rabies

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Animal Bites

All animal bites have the potential to spread diseases, like rabies. Even if you own the animal or you know the owner, it’s important to report all animal bites to us.

A dog ready to attack with teeth bared.


Rabies is a deadly disease that only affects mammals and is caused by a virus that attacks the nervous system. Once a person or animal starts showing clinical signs of rabies, survival is rare.

Examples of animals that can contract and spread rabies: dogs, foxes, bats, skunks, raccoons, and cats.

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