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Rabies
Rabies is a preventable viral disease of mammals most often transmitted through the bite of an aggressive animal. This virus affects the nervous system of mammals, causing a fatal inflammation of the brain and spinal cord. Infected mammals carrying the virus transmit rabies through their saliva by biting an animal or human. Less commonly, rabies can be transmitted through open cuts, eyes, nose or mouth when in contact with an infected animal.

Signs of Rabiescross Protect Yourself, Your Pet and Your Community

  1. IMMUNIZE
  2. Vaccinate your pets through your local veterinarian, humane society, or animal shelter.
  3. EDUCATE
  4. 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.
  5. PREPARE
  6. 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.
  7. REPORT
  8. Report stray animals or if your pet is bitten to the Broomfield Animal Control. If you are bitten, wash the wound thoroughly with soap and water and call your physician immediately.

dog Healthy Pet Resources

 Public Health and Environment  720.887.2220    Animal Control 
 Open Space
 Wildlife Masters Volunteer Program
 303.464.5554
Non-emergency
 303.438.6400
 ID and License
 FREE Broomfield Rabies tag
 303.469.3301
 Emergency
 911
 General Information, COHELP   877.462.2911    

Contact your local veterinarians for wellness care and rabies vaccination