Animal Bites and Rabies

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

 

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