Many states require that animal
control authorities be notified of animal bites. Even if your state law does
not require you to report animal bites, you may wish to call animal control to
report the bite. They can help you determine whether the animal that bit
Has been properly vaccinated.
to be observed for signs of illness. A healthy pet that has bitten someone
should be confined and observed for 10 days to see whether it develops symptoms
Is a rabies carrier in your area and whether you need to
be vaccinated to prevent
Is a danger to others.
If you are unable to find a phone number for animal control
in the front pages of the telephone book, contact the police or sheriff's
office for the number.
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
November 14, 2014
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