Protect against Rabies

When a person is bitten by a dog or other mammal in Belmont County, a report must be filed with the Belmont County, a report must be filed with the Belmont County Health Department within 24 hours as sated in OAC 3701-3-28. The owner/harborer of the animal involved in a bite must quarantine the animal for a period of no less than 10 days from the date when the person was bitten. At the end of the quarantine period the animal must be examined by a licensed veterinarian for any symptoms of rabies.


Animal Bite Report Form

Belmont County Health Department

Rabies vaccination clinics sponsored by the Belmont County Health Department
and local veterinarians will be held on the dates listed below. Dogs and Cats must be three (3) months of age or older to be vaccinated.

Regardless of the age of the animal at initial vaccination, a booster should be administered
1 year later, otherwise a booster should be given every three years. Because more rabies cases are reported annually involving cats than dogs, vaccination of cats is recommended.

For further information call the Belmont County Health Department at 740-695-1202 or the following Veterinarians:
Dr. Wood 740-609-5956 Dr. Stephen 740-425-2218
Dr. Digonno 740-699-0080

Tuesday, May 7
at 5:30 p.m. Dr. Wood Shadyside Basketball Courts – Behind City Building
Thursday, May 9
at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Stephen Barnesville Barnesville Vet Office 207 N. Chestnut Street
Tuesday, May 14
at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Stephen Belmont Belmont Mills 400 Jefferson Street
Tuesday, May 21
at 6:00 p.m. Dr. Wood Martins Ferry First Christian Church 710 S. Zane Highway
Wednesday, May 22
at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Digonno St. Clairsville Carnes Center @ Fairgrounds
Wednesday, May 29
at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Digonno St.Clairsville Carnes Center @ Fairgrounds


Ohio Administrative Codes:

3701-3-28 Report of bite of dog or other mammal.

3701-3-29 Biting animal to be confined; Veterinarian to report.

3701-3-30 Report of suspected rabid mammal.


Ohio Revised Codes:

955.261 Duties after dog bites person.

955.39 Prohibition against violating a rabies quarantine.

Rabies spreads through animal bite