We’re here to help. See below for frequently-asked questions. If you require more information, please contact your local health department.
Contact your local emergency room or family physician and follow their advice.
Contact your local animal control office (on weekends you may contact your local law enforcement office). The dog or cat will need to be confined for at least 10 days to be sure that the rabies virus was not transmitted at the time of the bite.
My pet has been bitten!
Stafford County: (540) 658-4400
Spotsylvania County: (540) 582-7115
King George County: (540) 775-2049
Caroline County: (804) 633-5400
City of Fredericksburg: (540) 373-3122
Contact your veterinarian so that your dog, cat or ferret can receive a booster vaccination.
My pet has bitten another person or animal!
Don’t let the animal stray and don’t give the animal away during the confinement period. It must be available for observation by public health authorities.
How can I protect my pet from rabies?