The health department's environmental section receives animal bite reports from the public and animal control agencies within the county.
When necessary animals involved in bite cases are placed under quarantine or specimens are submitted through the environmental section to Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Virology lab for rabies testing.
We educate animal bite victims regarding the risk of rabies and coordinate with medical professionals regarding post exposure treatment.
Animal Control Departments
The following animal control departments are listed by city or jurisdiction. contact them if you have problems with animals running loose in your neighborhood. Contact them and our office (636) 797-3737, if you have been bitten by an animal.
- City of Arnold
Arnold Health Department and Animal Control
- City of Byrnes Mill
Tony Whitby, Public Works Director
Brad Fischer, Building Inspector
- City of Crystal City
Gene Hall, Animal Control Officer
(636)937-4601 - Emergencies (Crystal City Police Department)
- City of De Soto Code Enforcement
Officer John Allen
City of De Soto Police Department
- City of Festus
Sharon Scherer, Animal Control Officer
(636) 937-6646, ext 115
(636) 937-3646, Emergencies.(City of Festus Police Department)
- City of Herculaneum
- City of Hillsboro
(636) 797-3334, ext. 2
- City of Pevely
Bonnie Amsden, Animal Control Officer
- Jefferson County
James Taylor, Animal Control Supervisor