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Animal Bite Reporting

All animal bites should be reported to Animal Services, Public Health Madison and Dane County. To report a bite, please call Police and Fire Dispatch at (608) 255-2345 and say you are calling to report an animal bite. Dispatch will take your information and relay it to an Animal Services Officer.

A rabies observation period is required for dogs, cats and ferrets that have bitten humans. See the Rabies Observation Form for details.
Key Contacts
  • Animal Services Office:
    (608) 267-1989
  • Animal Services Officer Dispatch:
    (608) 255-2345
  • Dane County Humane Society:
    (608) 838-0413
  • Emergency Clinic for Animals:
    (608) 274-7772