The Environmental Health Office has the responsibility of rabies control in Hamilton County. Procedures found in the Hamilton County Rabies Protocol are followed. All animal bites should be reported to the Environmental Health Office (local emergency rooms and physicians’ offices send the bite report via fax or by calling the office). The information is logged, and then followed up with phone calls to the victim and owner of the animal. If the animal is a pet, it is confined for a 10-day observation period. If the animal is a wild animal (raccoon, fox, skunk, etc.) then it should be captured, euthanized and prepared for testing at the state laboratory.Rabies Clinics
Once a year in the spring, the Environmental Health Office works with the Veterinary Association to coordinate Rabies Clinics.
The clinics are set up throughout the County and are held on two weekends to give pet owners an opportunity to make sure their pets have a current rabies shot.
To view the Rabies Awareness PowerPoint presentation (in pdf format), click here.
To view the Hamilton County Rabies Protocol click here.
Animal Bite Report
Local Emergency Rooms, physician’s offices, etc, can click here for an animal exposure form to provide to the Environmental Health Office
Fax: 209-8111, Phone: 209-8110