md_dogIf you or someone you know or your pet has been exposed/bitten by a wild or domestic animal, call Henrico Police Animal Protection Unit at (804) 501-5000 or in emergency situations call 911.

Virginia Department of Health

Rabies Factsheet

Rabies & Animal Bites Brochure (English)
For questions about rabies, animal bites, and what you should know and do if you are bitten.

Rabies & Animal Bites Brochure (Spanish)
For questions about rabies, animal bites, and what you should know and do if you are bitten.

Virginia Guidelines for Rabies Prevention and Control

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Rabies Information for Public

Rabies Information for Medical Professionals

Rabies Information for Kids

Other Resources

American Veterinary Medical Association’s Recommendations

National Institute of Health’s Medline Plus
Causes, symptoms, signs, treatment, and ways to prevent rabies

Injured or Orphaned Wildlife

If a wild animal has been injured or truly orphaned, do not take matters into your own hands. For information on what to do with injured and/or orphaned wildlife go to http://www.dgif.state.va.us/wildlife/injured/

You may locate a licensed wildlife rehabilitator by calling the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) dispatch at 804-367-1258 (24 hours, 7 days a week). You will also find a list of wildlife rehabilitators on the VDGIF Web site:
http://www.dgif.state.va.us/wildlife/injured/rehabilitators.asp

DGIF Office Locations and Hours:
http://www.dgif.state.va.us/about/offices.asp