All animal bites to a human must be
reported to Animal Services Unit.
Healthcare professionals are
required by law to report animal
bites to their area animal control
The following procedures must be
followed in confinement of dogs,
cats, and ferrets:
1) The ten days shall be calculated
starting with the day of the bite as
2) Any animal with a current rabies
vaccination (proof required) may be
confined at the owner’s residence;
provided they have a secure location
to house their pet for the ten-day
period and their pet was under
control at the time of the bite.
3) Any animal not properly
vaccinated must be confined at the
ASU shelter, a veterinary hospital,
or an approved kennel, at the
4) Any animal running-at-large at
the time of the incident must also
be confined at the ASU shelter, a
veterinary hospital, or an approved
kennel, at the owner’s expense.
5) No animal shall be rabies
vaccinated prior to or during the
Protect Yourself from Rabies
Rabies is a deadly viral disease
that can be prevented but not cured.
Follow these guidelines to make sure
you and your pets are protected:
• Wash every wound to remove any
saliva from yourself and/or your
pet, which is how the virus is
carried. (Be sure to wear protective
gloves to handle exposed pets.)
• Call Animal Control Services to
report any exposure. Be sure to
provide an accurate description of
the attacking animal and the owner’s
name and address, if known.
• Contact your doctor and/or your
pet’s veterinarian, even if the
wound is minor.
• Capture and isolate the attacking
animal if possible. Keep children
away from all animals involved.
• If your currently vaccinated pet
is exposed to a rabid or potentially
rabid animal, you must re-vaccinate
it within five days.
• Keep your property free of garbage
and pet food that may attract
wildlife. Be sure to secure all
trash container tops.
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Rabies Clinic Schedule 2012
hours are from 9-11 Saturday on all
above dates and will be held at our
facility located at 180 Division
The owner must bring certificate
from previous rabies vaccine in
order to get a 3 year vaccine. (a
rabies tag is not proof)
World Rabies Day is September 28,