Animal bites

It’s that time of year.  You are out jogging or riding your bicycle and all of a sudden a dog runs out of their yard and bites you.

Did you know that if you report an animal bite or seek medical care, the health department will investigate?

For victims:

Get to a safe place as soon as possible to obtain help.

Get the name of the owner if possible and when the animal was last vaccinated along with a tag number.

Seek medical care if needed.


For animal owners:

Keep your animal up to date on shots.

Be cooperative if someone is bitten.

Keep your animal confined if requested to do so.

Please call the health department if you have questions.  573-642-6881 and remember this is for animal to human bites.  


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