If you find a dead animal, do not touch it or pick it up. If it is an animal other than a bird and there has been no exposure to bites, the Health Department does not need to be notified. If it is a bird that meets the following criteria, please call the health department at 541-440-3574:
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To report an animal bite or exposure, please contact Douglas County Animal Control at 541-440-4327.
Reports should be made to the patient’s local health department. Health-care practitioners can use the confidential disease reporting form (PDF). Laboratories are required to keep a log of reports.
For more information on rabies, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Rabies.
Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Bats and Rabies page for more information.