Animal Bites


The health department is required to investigate all reported bite incidents involving dog, cat, ferret, or any other animal that is commonly known to transmit rabies. The animal’s owner will be notified of quarantine requirements. After quarantine, a veterinarian must examine the animal to determine good health and update its rabies vaccination. If the bite involves a wild or stray animal, the animal may be euthanized and sent to the Ohio Department of Health to be tested for rabies.


To report a bite, click here.


Veterinarian Report

2017 Nuisance Animal Control Companies

(Fees are charged)

Updated June 2017

Doug Lee

Jay Thompson

The Wildlife Company

A&J Animal Control



ODNR Wildlife Officer


Back to the Wild

God's Little Creatures




Sandusky County Public Health can be contacted 24 hours a day in the event of an after-hours public health emergency. 

After hours call the Sandusky County Sheriff’s Dispatch at 419-334-6433 and ask to speak to a Public Health Official.

Public health emergencies could include:

An immediate environmental health hazard (e.g. drinking water contamination)

An infectious disease of immediate public health concern

(a Class A reportable disease, which requires disease reporters to contact the health department immediately by phone)