What do I need to know about rabies in Louisa County?
- Rabies is a deadly disease, to both humans and animals.
- All dogs and cats over 4 months old must be vaccinated against rabies by a licensed veterinarian per State Code 3.2-6521.
- All mammals are susceptible to the virus, the most common carriers are bats, skunks, and raccoons.
- Between 2010 and 2013 the following animals tested positive: 1 dog, 5 raccoons, 1 cat, 3 skunks, and 1-deer.
- Minimize contact between pets and wildlife.
- Report all animal bites, animals acting strangely or altercations between wild and domestic animals to Animal Control at 540-967-1234.
- Learn more about this deadly virus through the
Virginia Department of Health website.

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1. What do Animal Control Officers do?
2. What are the hours of service for Animal Control?
3. Are Animal Control and the Animal Shelter the same thing?
4. What kinds of things should I report and how do I make a report?
5. What happens after an animal is picked up by an Animal Control Officer (ACO)?
6. What do I need to know about rabies in Louisa County?
7. When should wildlife encounters be reported?
8. What sorts of wildlife or domestic animal incidents should not be reported to Animal Control?
9. How can I best prepare to care for my pets in the event of an emergency?