State law requires that all animal bites be reported to the local department of health, which serves as the lead agency for rabies control activities. Situations are handled on a case-by-case basis, but to ensure the safety of your pet and others, a pet owner should do everything in their power to raise a kind, gentle animal.
What To Do If You Are Bitten
Cleanse The Wound
Immediately cleanse the wound thoroughly with soap and water.
Get Medical Attention
Get prompt medical attention from a physician or hospital emergency room.
Get Information About The Animal
Obviously this is much easier if it’s a domestic animal like a dog or a cat. Obtain as much information about the animal as possible, including owner name, address, telephone number, a description of the animal and the animal’s vaccination status. If possible, take a picture of the animal with your cell phone. If you were bitten by a wild animal you may only be able to get a picture of the animal and its location.
Report The Bite
Report all animal bites to the local health department having jurisdiction where the bite occurred.