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.
- 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.
- Watch Rabies Prevention T.V. PSA - 30 seconds
- Listen Rabies prevention interview with Consumer Advocate Show, AM1300
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