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Rabies Control Program

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rabies.jpgAs a service to our counties residences our department helps to enforce the Illinois Animal Control Act through the Illinois Department of Agriculture.  This act relates to stray animal control; rabies prevention; the liability of a person owning or harboring a dog which attacks or injures a person; it provides for penalties for violations thereof.

  • All animal bites must be reported to the health department.
  • Reported animal bites are investigated.
  • Suspected animals are required by law to be quarantined or possibly euthanized.
  • Euthanized animals are tested for rabies if involved in a bite case.
  • Concerned parties are informed of case results.
  • Information regarding rabies is made available to the public.

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