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Report an Animal Bite

Environmental Health

It is required by Florida Statues Chapter 381 and Florida Administrative Code Chapter 64D-3 that all animal exposures from a suspected or known rabid animal are reported to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) in the county in which the incident occurred.

FDOH investigates all reported potential human and pet rabies exposures to protect human health. If you have been bitten, scratched, or had any saliva contact from an animal that can carry rabies into a wound or mucous membrane, seek medical attention immediately.


Report an animal bite to FDOH Hillsborough County:

Scan the QR code with your mobile device.

Reprt an animal bite QR code   or  Click here to report an animal bite online.

 Need another way? Download the Animal Bite Report form and fax it to the victim’s county of residence.

Hillsborough Fax: 813-272-7242

Manatee Fax: 941-750-9364

Pasco Fax: 352-521-1435

Pinellas Fax: 727-484-3865

Polk Fax: 863-519-8306