Animal Bites & Scratches
Animals can potentially carry rabies. Please call Public Health at 705.522.9200 if you’ve been bitten or scratched by an animal.
What should you do if you’re bitten and/or scratched by an animal?
If you have been bitten or scratched by an animal, please follow the steps below:
Wash the affected area thoroughly with soap and water.
Seek medical attention (see a doctor) as soon as possible.
Call and report the animal bite/scratch incident to Public Health Sudbury & Districts:
- Phone: 705.522.9200 (1.866.522.9200 toll-free)
- Fax: 705.677.9607
In the Greater Sudbury Area
Call and report the incident to the Greater Sudbury Animal Shelter:
- 705.694.7387 (PETS) or email email@example.com
- for other areas, contact your local municipal office for more information
For more information on rabies or to speak to a public health inspector, call:
- 705.522.9200 (1.866.522.9200 toll-free)
This item was last modified on June 20, 2022