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Animal Bites

The Wood County Health District is required to investigate bites for all reported dog, cat, ferret, or any other animal that is commonly known to transmit rabies. The animal's owner will be notified of quarantine requirements. After quarantine, a veterinarian must examine the animal to determine good health and update it's rabies vaccination.

If the bite involves a wild or stray animal, the animal may be euthanized and inspected by the Ohio Department of Health for rabies.

To report a bite, complete the Animal Bite Reporting Form.
Environmental Health Contact information

Phone: 419-354-2702
Fax: 419-353-7201

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