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Animal Bites

If you or someone you know has been bitten by an animal

call Naperville Animal Control at (630) 420-6178. In an emergency, dial 9-1-1.

If you or someone you know has been bitten by an animal, and the bite has broken the skin, a Naperville Animal Control officer will gather all available information and file an official bite form with the county in which the bite occurred. The proper county will follow up on the bite case.

If the offending animal is a pet, the pet owner is required to transport their animal, usually within 24 hours of the bite, to a veterinarian for a rabies observation exam. This exam is conducted even if the animal is current on its rabies vaccination. Different rules apply to pocket pets and police canine dogs.

If the offending animal is a stray, the animal will be transported to the proper county facility for a 10-day observation period.

Please be aware that reimbursement of monies is a civil matter between involved parties.

Naperville Animal Control