Animal Bites / Rabies
All animal bites to people and any animals suspected of having rabies should be reported to the Loudoun County Health Department by calling 703-777-0234 or the Department of Animal Services
by calling 703-777-0406 or visiting the Animal Shelter, 39820 Charles Town Pike Waterford, VA 20197.
|For after hours reporting /weekends, or holidays, please call the Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number: 703-777-1021.
The Health Department is responsible for confining domestic animals that bite people or expose them to rabies and for testing dead animals for rabies that have potentially exposed humans and/or their pets. Rabies vaccinations for humans who must be protected against rabies, such as veterinary staff, or who may potentially be exposed to rabies, are coordinated by the Health Department and are available to all income brackets. Please contact Patient Services
by calling 703-777-0236 for information concerning human rabies vaccinations.
The Department of Animal Services urges all cat and dog owners to have their pets properly vaccinated in accordance with the state law. The department's Companion Animal Resource Effort
(CARE) Program offers assistance to citizens with demonstrated financial need for vaccinations and other medical expenses.