What should I do if I am exposed to rabies?

If you are bitten or scratched by a suspect rabid animal, or saliva from the animal enters an open wound, or becomes in contact with your nose, mouth, or eyes, wash the wound or contact area with soap and water, call your physician or the health department and get medical attention immediately.

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1. How do I get a dead animal in the street picked up?
2. How do I get a trap from Animal Services?
3. I lost my pet. Is it at the City of Garland Shelter?
4. Is there a limit of pets a citizen can own?
5. What are your fees?
6. Where is Animal Shelter located and what are their hours?
7. How do I report a coyote sighting?
8. What are the fence requirements for Pit Bull dogs?
9. How do I surrender my pet?
10. What should I do if I find a stray dog?
11. How can I get low cost vaccines or spay/neuter services?
12. How do I become a volunteer?
13. What donated items does the shelter need?
14. What are the rules regarding rabies vaccinations?
15. What should I do if I am bitten by an animal?
16. Who can I contact if I have more questions about rabies?
17. Who can get rabies?
18. What should I do if I am exposed to rabies?
19. How can I protect my animals and myself?
20. What should I do if my pet gets bitten by a potentially rabid animal?