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Bite Prevention Week: Materials

Did you know that animal bites, a major public health problem in children, is preventable? In response to this concern, the Texas Department of State Health Services has prepared materials to aid animal control and animal shelter employees, veterinarians and their technicians, obstetricians, pediatricians, nurses, and others who want to promote the third full week of May as Bite Prevention Week in their communities. Some of the materials, such as the bookmarks, can be customized with your agency's logo.

  • "Fight the Bite" bookmark (English) (PDF, 139K)
  • "Fight the Bite" bookmark (Spanish) (PDF, 373K)
  • These can be customized with your agency or organization's logo and are designed to have the English translation on one side and the Spanish translation on the other.
  • "27 Things You Can Do In Your Community to Promote Bite Prevention"
  • "How To Approach Your Local Television Station"
  • "Sample Media Contact Letter"
  • "Sample Newsletter Article"
  • Educational Materials Available From Texas Department of State Health Services"
  • AMVA Bite Prevention Week
  • CDC National Dog Bite Prevention
    Last updated April 10, 2019