Rabies Prevention

Rabies is a fatal disease that can be spread from wild animals like raccoons, skunks, bats, and foxes to a person or pet by a bite or scratch, even if very small or barely noticeable. There is medication available for exposed people that will prevent rabies infection.

Take Precautions

  • Do not feed or touch wild or stray animals.
  • Teach children not to approach or play with unknown animals.
  • If you or a family member (including pets) gets bitten or scratched by a wild or unknown animal, call your doctor or animal control.

Vaccinate Your Animals

  • Vaccinate dogs and cats through a licensed veterinarian.
  • Ask your veterinarian about rabies shots for horses and livestock.
  • Keep rabies vaccinations current with booster shots.

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