RABIES VACCINATION

FCPH hosts four low-cost rabies immunizations every year for dogs and cats.

All dogs and cats in Franklin County are required to be vaccinated against rabies and are required to wear their rabies tag.
Rabies Vaccination

ANIMAL BITES & QUARANTINE

FCPH is required to quarantine all dogs, cats and ferrets that bite people.

According to Ohio Administrative Code 3701-3-28, “Whenever a person is bitten by a dog or other mammal, report of such bite shall be made within 24 hours to the health commissioner of the district in which the bite occurred.”
Animal Bites & Quarantine

RABIES TAGS

This is veterinary use only.

Tags will be sent by Priority Mail. Expect 3-5 business days for processing and delivery. This is veterinary use only.
Rabies Tags

MOSQUITOES

Mosquitoes are known carriers of diseases such as West Nile virus.

The cornerstone of FCPH's Integrated Mosquito Management is surveillance, which involves trapping and counting mosquitoes, identifying the species, and performing disease testing on the mosquitoes.
Mosquitoes

RATS

Rats and other rodents can spread diseases directly or indirectly to people

Rats are a community issue, not an individual problem, so it's important to eliminate rat infestations.
Rats

FOUND PETS

Found a Lost Pet?

If you have found a lost pet that is wearing identification tags, there are three options to help find the owner.
Lost Pets

ANIMAL BITES & RABIES

Rabies is a viral disease of mammals that is most often transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal.

Rabies is spread through the saliva of an infected animal to another animal or human. Usually, this happens through a bite that breaks the skin or contact with saliva into an open scratch or wound
Animal Bites & Rabies

TICKS

In Ohio, ticks carry three diseases that that are of concern.

Avoiding ticks is the best prevention against the diseases they carry. They are abundant in the spring and summer months and are are most commonly found in wooded and bushy areas and high grass.
Ticks

BED BUGS

Bedbugs are reddish-brown, oval-shaped insects that feed by sucking blood from humans or animals.

Bedbugs are not disease carriers. but can be a nuisance. Their bites can cause raised itchy red welts.
Bed Bugs