Rabies Surveillance Program
USDA, APHIS, Wildlife Services in conjunction with the Ohio Department of Health and the Tuscarawas County Health Department is interested in collecting animals for rabies surveillance.
Species of concern: Raccoon, Skunk, Fox and Coyote
What we are looking for: Animals that are found dead and road kill.
Wildlife Services will test other species as long as the animal was not exposed to people or domestic animal (pets and livestock). Raccoon variant rabies is also a concern with domestic animals. Feral cats are the most often rabies positive domestic animal.
Animals that are considered exposures will need to go through the Tuscarawas Health Department (see Animal Bite Investigation section of website) to be tested by the State Health Lab.
Animals can be dropped at:
Tuscarawas County Health Department
897 East Iron Avenue
Dover, Ohio 44622
Monday - Friday from 8am to 3:30pm
Or call (330)-343-5550 to have the animal picked up