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COMMUNITY

RABIES CAN BE PREVENTED BY:

  • AVOIDING CONTACT WITH UNFAMILIAR ANIMALS.

    • Enjoy wild animals from a distance. Do not handle or feed wild animals.
    • Place litter in closed garbage cans.
    • Never adopt or bring wild animals into your home.
    • Teach children not to handle any unfamiliar animals, wild or domestic, even if they appear friendly.
    • Prevent bats from entering homes or other areas where they might come in contact with people or pets.
    • When travelling abroad, take extra care to avoid animals. In certain areas of the world, rabies in dogs is still a major problem, and preventative rabies treatment may be hard to get.
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  • BEING A RESPONSIBLE PET OWNER

    • Keep rabies vaccinations up-to-date for all cats and dogs.
    • Take your pet to your veterinarian on a regular basis.
    • Maintain control of your pets by keeping them under direct supervision.
    • Spay or neuter your pets to help reduce the number of unwanted pets that may not be properly cared for or vaccinated regularly.
    • Call animal control to remove all stray animals from your neighborhood, since these animals may be unvaccinated or ill.

ESSENTIAL RABIES INFORMATION

CLICK HERE to see if rabies positive animals have been reported in your county.

Contact your local health department (REPORT WITHIN 24 HOURS).

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