What happens to the animals that bite a person?

Any animal that is not licensed nor has received immunizations against rabies and which is reported to have bitten an individual will be impounded. The animal will then be quarantined at the Animal Shelter for a period of ten days:

  • If the animal is not up to date on its rabies shots the owner can resume possession of the animal by obtaining a pre-paid rabies immunization receipt. Only then will the animal be released.
  • If the animal’s rabies shots are up to date, the animal can be quarantined at the owner’s discretion.
  • In the case of stray animals or any animal who’s owner did not keep up to date the rabies shots, the impoundment fee is $5. Any impounded animal can be claimed by their owner upon compliance with maintaining proof of rabies shots and impoundment fees.

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1. Who is served?
2. What is the service description?
3. What happens to the animals that bite a person?
4. What are the pet owners responsibilities?
5. What happens to animals running lose?
6. What types of animals does the animal control division pick up?
7. Can cages be rented to capture an animal lingering in the premises of a resident’s home?
8. Who should I call to report an injured, sick, or dead deer?
9. I have concerns about wildlife.