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To report an animal bite or exposure, please contact Douglas County Animal Control at 541-440-4327.
Reports should be made to the patient’s local health department. Health-care practitioners can use the confidential disease reporting form (PDF). Laboratories are required to keep a log of reports.
For more information on rabies, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Rabies.
If you find a dead animal, do not touch it or pick it up. If it is an animal other than a bird and there has been no exposure to bites, the Health Department does not need to be notified. If it is a bird that meets the following criteria, please call the health department at 541-440-3574:
Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Bats and Rabies page for more information.