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holding dogIf you or someone you know or your pet has been exposed/bitten by a wild or domestic animal, call Henrico Police Animal Protection Unit at (804) 501-5000 or in emergency situations call 911.

To contact the Richmond and Henrico Health Departments with rabies exposure questions/concerns please call (804) 501-4521 or email [email protected].

Virginia Department of Health

Rabies Factsheet

Rabies & Animal Bites Brochure (English)
For questions about rabies, animal bites, and what you should know and do if you are bitten.

Rabies & Animal Bites Brochure (Spanish)
For questions about rabies, animal bites, and what you should know and do if you are bitten.

Virginia Guidelines for Rabies Prevention and Control

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Rabies Information for Public

Rabies Information for Medical Professionals

Rabies Information for Kids

Other Resources

American Veterinary Medical Association’s Recommendations

National Institute of Health’s Medline Plus
Causes, symptoms, signs, treatment, and ways to prevent rabies

Injured or Orphaned Wildlife

If a wild animal has been injured or truly orphaned, do not take matters into your own hands. For information on what to do with injured and/or orphaned wildlife go to

You may locate a licensed wildlife rehabilitator by calling the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources (VDWR) dispatch at 804-367-1258 (24 hours, 7 days a week). You will also find a list of wildlife rehabilitators on the VDWR website.

VDWR Office Locations and Hours:

Contact Us


Henrico Health Dept.West Clinic
8600 Dixon Powers Dr.
Henrico, VA 23228

Henrico Health Dept.East Clinic
1400 N. Laburnum Ave.
Richmond, VA 23223

(804) 205-3501
West End Main
(804) 501-4522
West End Clinic
(804) 501-4651
East End Clinic
(804) 652-3190

Shrader Rd WIC
(804) 501-1610
East End WIC
(804) 652-3180


Mailing Address
P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775


Shrader Road WIC
7740 Shrader Rd, Suite B
Henrico, VA 23228

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