Animal Bite Reports

Animal bites, particularly bites from carnivorous mammals, can be very serious and should always be evaluated by a doctor and reported to animal control officers in the jurisdiction in which you live.

All animal bite reports are to be called in and the physical form faxed to the police department in whose jurisdiction the victim lives. Reporting information for each jurisdiction can be found at the bottom of the attached animal bite report.

If you have slept in a home with a bat present it is critical that you begin rabies post-exposure treatment as soon as possible, even if you do not think you have been bit. Do not attempt to capture the bat yourself, contact a professional.

If the bat is available for testing it can be taken to:
Indiana ADDL at Purdue University
406 S University Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2065

The cost for testing is $10.

Animal Bite Report