With the cooperation of Broward County Animal Care and Control, suspected rabid animals are quarantined and/or tested to determine if the animal may have transmitted rabies to a human or pet through a bite or scratch. The Florida Department of Health in Broward County also consults with patients, physicians, and veterinarians regarding the current recommendations for treating a rabies exposure.
Florida Department of Health Rabies Program
For information on what to do if you or your pet is bitten by a wild animal or a suspected rabid animal, click on the link below:
Pre-Exposure to Rabies:
For those persons traveling to a place that requires rabies vaccine or if you work or visit an area where there is a good chance that you might be bitten by a rabid animal the Health Department offers pre-exposure immunization. Please call 954-467-4705.
Note for Travelers: Please note that if you are traveling pre-exposure vaccine is a 4 dose series and must be administered 3 weeks prior to travel.
Post-Exposure to Rabies:
If you have been bitten, scratched or exposed to an animal that has or is suspected to have rabies, please go the nearest Emergency Room for wound care and treatment.