If you are bitten or scratched by an animal, follow these steps. They may save your life.
- Thoroughly wash the wound right away with soap and water, and rinse well.
- Identify the animal by kind, size, color and location.
- See a doctor as soon as possible. The doctor will determine what treatment you may need.
- Report the incident to Irving Animal Services at (972) 721-2256. If the animal can be captured, it will be quarantined or tested for rabies.