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    Infectious Disease Prevention Section
    Mail Code: 1927
    PO BOX 149347 - Austin, TX 78714-9347
    1100 West 49th Street, Suite G401
    Austin, TX 78714

    Phone: (512) 776-7676
    Fax: (512) 776-7616


Tour - Quarantine

Animal Topics  Virtual Tour: Quarantine
(Animals, Animal Control, Animal Shelters, Animals in Disaster, Animals in Public Places,   
 Animal Friendly Program,  Animal Ownership, Animal Bites) 


Animal control performs a vital service to their communities by 
quarantining dogs and cats that have bitten people. If the dog or
cat is healthy at the end of its 10-day quarantine, then it wasn't
capable of transmitting rabies at the time of the bite. If the dog or
cat was rabid, the person must receive life-saving anti-rabies
treatment. Rabies is common in Texas. The law requires that
all dogs and cats be vaccinated against rabies. Failure to do
so is a misdemeanor. Consult your veterinarian to find out the
vaccination schedule that is best for your pet.


Dogs and cats can transmit rabies to each other and
to people. Rabies is a deadly disease. It is universally
fatal once symptoms appear. Rabies is not something
to take lightly!

Virtual Tour Topics:

Adoption | Air | Animal Control | Cleanliness | Cruelty | Dog Kennels & Cat Rooms | Entrance & Lobby | Euthanasia |  Food Prep & Storage | Gift Shop | Grooming | Livestock & Other Animals | Map | Materials | Mechanical Equipment | Office | Place | Reasons | Screen | Services | Size | Socialization Area | Spay/Neuter Myths & Facts | Spay/Neuter Services | Wards

Last updated March 5, 2021