The following steps can help protect you and your loved ones against rabies:
- Keep rabies vaccinations up to date for all pets
- Keep your pets under direct supervision so they do not come in contact with wild animals. If your pet is bitten by a wild animal, seek veterinary assistance for the animal immediately and contact Nassau County Animal Services at (904) 530-6150.
- Call you local animal control agency to remove any stray animals from your neighborhood
- Spay or neuter your pets to help reduce the number of unwanted pets that may not be property cared for or regularly vaccinated
- Do not handle, feed or unintentionally attract wild animals with open garbage cans or litter
- Never adopt wild animals or bring them into your home
- Teach children never to handle unfamiliar animals, domestic or wild, even if they appear friendly
- Prevent bats from entering living quarters or occupied spaces in homes, churches, schools, or other similar areas where they might come in contact with people or pets
If you have any questions related to the attached Press Release, please contact Ronnie Nessler with the Nassau County Health Department at (904) 530-6825 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Unusaul acting animals should be reported to Nassau County Animal Services at (904) 530-6150.
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