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Who to Contact For Rabies Questions


How can I get my pet vaccinated for rabies?

Schedule a visit with your veterinarian, or contact Contra Costa Animal Services at 925-335-8300 for low-cost rabies vaccination.

What should I do if I'm bitten by an animal?

Wash the wound thoroughly with soap and water right away. Seek immediate medical attention and contact Contra Costa Animal Services at 925-335-8300.

What if my pet is bitten by an animal?

Contact your veterinarian for an evaluation of your pet's injuries and contact Contra Costa Animal Services at 925-335-8300.

What should I do if I have direct physical contact with a bat?

Wash affected areas thoroughly with soap and water and seek medical attention immediately. Call Contra Costa Public Health at 925-313-6740. If the bat is available for collection and rabies testing, contact Contra Costa Animal Services at 925-335-8300. No fee is associated with this service. If the bat is unavailable, seek immediate medical attention and call Contra Costa Public Health at 925-313-6740.

I was near a bat. What should I do if I'm not sure whether I had direct physical contact with a bat or not?

Contact Contra Costa Public Health at 925-313-6740. If the bat is available for collection and rabies testing, contact Contra Costa Animal Services at 925-335-8300. No fee is associated with this service. If the bat is unavailable, contact your healthcare provider immediately.

A bat was found in a room where someone had been sleeping. What should I do?

Contact Contra Costa Public Health at 925-313-6740. If the bat is available for collection and rabies testing, contact Contra Costa Animal Services at 925-335-8300. No fee is associated with this service. If the bat is unavailable, contact your healthcare provider immediately.

A bat was found in a room with a young child, disabled person, or intoxicated person. What should I do?

Contact Contra Costa Public Health at 925-313-6740. If the bat is available for collection and rabies testing, contact Contra Costa Animal Services at 925-335-8300. No fee is associated with this service. If the bat is unavailable, contact your healthcare provider immediately.

What if there's a bat inside my home or on the ground outside?

Contact Contra Costa Animal Services for removal at 925-335-8300. No fee is associated with this service.

Who can I contact about relocating bats that are living inside buildings?

A licensed pest controller.

Where can I report an animal behaving strangely or who appears sick?

Contact Contra Costa Animal Services at 925-335-8300. No fee is associated with this service.

Who will remove a dead bat or animal from my property?

Do not touch the dead animal. Contact Contra Costa Animal Services at 925-335-8300 for removal. No fee is associated with this service.

Where can I get an animal tested for rabies?

Contact Contra Costa Animal Services at 925-335-8300.

I'm going on a trip. Should I get preventive rabies vaccine?

Check the CDC Traveler's Health Destinations page to see if rabies vaccine is recommended for your travel destination and circumstances. If vaccine is recommended, contact the Contra Costa Travel Clinic at 925-313-6488, or check this community provider list.


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