Animal Bite Investigations

​File a Bite Report

If you are bitten by an animal and the bite is serious enough to require medical attention you should go directly to a health care provider. Your health care provider should fill out a bite report and fax to us at 248-858-5841.

If you did not seek medical attention, you should also call the Oakland County Health Division at 248-858-1280 and give a bite report

Some wild animals are rarely infected with rabies and have not been known to transmit the disease to humans. These animals include: chipmunks, gerbils, gophers, squirrels, guinea pigs, hamsters, moles, shrews, mice, muskrats, voles, rabbits, rats and prairie dogs. As a result, the species listed above will NOT be test by the state lab except under extenuating circumstances.

Other animals, like fox, opossum, raccoons and woodchucks have been known to carry rabies and the Health Division will decide if the animal should be tested.