To contact the Animal Control
department, please call the Cleveland
Police Dept. at (281) 592-2622
In case of an animal bite emergency,
9-1-1 or seek medical attention
HOW TO HANDLE ANIMAL BITES
For dog, cat and ferret
bites, the animal should be quarantined immediately.
Persons should not begin vaccination for rabies unless
the animal develops clinical signs of the disease.
If the animal is suspected of rabies or is an unknown
animal, vaccines should be administered at once.
Raccoons, skunks, foxes,
bats and other wild animals should be regarded as rabid
unless the animal is proven negative by testing. A
person who has sustained a bite from one of these
animals should consider immediate medical attention.
For bites from livestock,
horses, rodents, hares and other mammals, it is advised
to consider the bite individually. Consult public
health officials for more advice.
Centers for Disease