If you or someone you know has been exposed/bitten by a wild or domestic animal, call Henrico Police Animal Protection Unit at (804) 501-5000 or in emergency situations call 911.

Virginia Department of Health

Rabies Factsheet

Rabies & Animal Bites Brochure (English)
For questions about rabies, animal bites, and what you should know and do if you are bitten.

Rabies & Animal Bites Brochure (Spanish)
For questions about rabies, animal bites, and what you should know and do if you are bitten.

Rabies Evaluation Guidance Form – This flowsheet provides a step-by-step evaluation process for medical providers to consider for patients bitten by animals.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Rabies Information
Answers questions about most any aspect of rabies, including a link designed especially for kids.

FAQ about Rabies

Rabies Information for Medical Professionals

Other Resources

American Veterinary Medical Association’s Recommendations

National Institute of Health’s Medline Plus
Causes, symptoms, signs, treatment, and ways to prevent rabies

Injured or Orphaned Wildlife

If a wild animal has been injured or truly orphaned, do not take matters into your own hands. For information on what to do with injured and/or orphaned wildlife go to http://www.dgif.state.va.us/wildlife/injured/

You may locate a licensed wildlife rehabilitator by calling the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) dispatch at 804-367-1258 (24 hours, 7 days a week). You will also find a list of wildlife rehabilitators on the VDGIF Web site:
http://www.dgif.state.va.us/wildlife/injured/rehabilitators.asp

DGIF Office Locations and Hours:
http://www.dgif.state.va.us/about/offices.asp