World Rabies Day

- Saturday is World Rabies Day and the city of Wichita Falls Animal Service Center is offering some time to keep you and your family safe.

Rabies is a virus that can be transmitted from animals to humans.

About 60,000 people die world wide each year from the virus.

Rabies can infect domestic and wild animals and spreads to people through close contact with saliva, bites or scratches, from infected animals.

The most common path of infection is from dog bites.

Vaccines are available for people and pets.

Keep pets indoors. When pets go outside, make sure to supervise them closely.

Do not leave food out overnight and keep garbage cans securely covered, these items can attract wildlife and stray animals.

Teach children to never handle wild animals or unfamiliar domestic animals.

Never pick up or touch a dead animal.

Call Animal Control at 940-761-7824 to take care of the animal’s body.

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