Rabies

Rabies is a preventable viral disease of mammals most often spread through infected saliva from wild animals by a bite or scratch. The most common carriers of rabies are skunks, bats, raccoons, coyotes, raccoons, but all mammals are susceptible to infections, including both you and your pets.

Be cautious of animals that exhibit signs of rabies, such as disoriented, fearful, aggressive, excessive drooling, or difficulty swallowing. Generally, a lack of fear of humans is also unusual behavior for wild animals. Report stray or ill animals to animal control by calling 303-438-6400 and protect your pets and livestock by keeping rabies vaccinations up-to-date.


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Protect Yourself, Your Pet, and Your Community. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


IMMUNIZE


Vaccinate your pets through your local veterinarian, humane society, or animal shelter.

EDUCATE


Educate family, friends and neighbors to not allow their animals to roam freely. Teach children to enjoy wild animals from a distance. Never feed or handle wildlife even if they appear friendly.

PREPARE


Take additional precautions when camping, hunting or fishing. Avoid sleeping on the ground without the protection of a closed tent or camper. Keep your pets on a leash and do not let them wander.

REPORT


Report stray animals or if your pet is bitten to the Broomfield Animal Control, 303-438-6400. If you are bitten, wash the wound thoroughly with soap and water and call your physician immediately.


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Healthy Pet Resources. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 


Animal Control
Non-emergency
303.438.6400 My Pet got a Rabies Shot

Animal Control Emergency
911

Public Health and Environment
Health Protection
720.887.2220

Open Space
Wildlife Masters Volunteer Program
303.464.5554

ID and License
FREE Broomfield Rabies tag
303.469.3301

General Information, COHELP
Colorado Department of Public Health
and Environment
877.462.2911

Contact your local veterinarian for wellness care and rabies vaccination.