Rabies Prevention Begins With YOU

  What can you do?

  • Vaccinate your pet.
  • Maintain control of your pets to reduce their exposure to wildlife.
  • Spay or neuter to decrease the number of stray animals.
  • Report any stray or ill animals to animal control (410) 749-1070.
  • Report all animal bites and scratches: (410) 546-4446 during business hours or (410) 543-6996 after hours.

How can dog bites be prevented?

Before you bring a dog into your household:

  • Consult with a professional to learn what breeds of dogs are the best fit for your household.
  • Dogs with histories of aggression are not suitable for households with children.

If you decide to bring a dog into your home:

  • Spay/neuter your dog (this often reduces aggressive tendencies).
  • Never leave infants or young children alone with a dog.
  • Don’t play aggressive games with your dog (e.g., wrestling).
  • Properly socialize and train any dog entering your household. Teach the dog submissive behaviors.
  • Immediately seek professional advice if the dog develops aggressive or undesirable behaviors.

Safety tips for children:

  •  Do not approach an unfamiliar dog.
  • Do not run from a dog or scream. Remain motionless (e.g., “be still like a tree”) when approached by an unfamiliar dog.
  • If knocked over by a dog, roll into a ball and lie still (e.g., “be still like a log”).
  • Do not play with a dog unless supervised by an adult.
  • Immediately report stray dogs or dogs displaying unusual behavior to an adult.
  • Avoid direct eye contact with a dog.
  • Do not disturb a dog that is sleeping, eating, or caring for puppies.
  • Do not pet a dog without allowing it to see and sniff you first.
  • If bitten, immediately report the bite to an adult.
  • Doggie Do’s and Don’ts (también en español)

Food Protection And Community Services

The Food Protection and Community Services Division is committed to providing a safe food supply to our community.  The division inspects all restaurants and temporary “festival-like” events.  We are responsible for the licensing and inspection of all public pools/spas and provide sanitary surveys for in home day care, foster care and adoptions. In addition, our staff maintains the county-wide rabies…

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Applications and Information

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Training For Food Service Professionals

National Environmental Health Association’s Industry-Foodborne Illness Investigation Training & Recall Response  A workshop designed specifically for chefs, quality assurance/quality control, managers, and owners of restaurants, grocery stores and other retail food businesses. It offers advice for a retail food operator to minimize their risk by having a plan, and knowing where to find help in the event…

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