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If you are bitten or scratched by an animal, follow these steps. They may save your life.
Report the incident to Irving Animal Services at (972) 721-2256.
Any animal that bites a person must be quarantined following state and local laws or be humanely euthanized and tested for the rabies virus. For dogs and cats, quarantine or testing is required regardless of whether they have been vaccinated for rabies. If quarantined, the observation period is ten (10) days from the date the bite occurred.
By state law, all jurisdictions must designate someone to handle animal bite cases. This person is the Local Rabies Control Authority (LRCA). For the City of Irving, the LRCA is the Animal Services Manager. Contact 972-721-2256 to report animal bites in Irving.