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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
    (636) 282-2387
  • City of Byrnes Mill
    (636) 677-7727
    Tony Whitby, Public Works Director
    Brad Fischer, Building Inspector

  • City of Crystal City
    Animal Control
    Gene Hall, Animal Control Officer
    (636) 937-4614
    (636)937-4601 - Emergencies (Crystal City Police Department)

  • City of De Soto Code Enforcement
    Officer John Allen
    (636) 586-8892
    City of De Soto Police Department

  • City of Festus
    Animal Control
    Sharon Scherer, Animal Control Officer
    (636) 937-6646, ext 115

    (636) 937-3646,  Emergencies.(City of Festus Police Department)

  • City of Herculaneum
    Public Works
    (636) 475-4447

  • City of Hillsboro
    Police Department
    (636) 797-3334, ext. 2

  • City of Pevely
    Animal Control
    Bonnie Amsden, Animal Control Officer
    (636) 475-7405

  • Jefferson County
    Animal Control
    James Taylor, Animal Control Supervisor
    (636) 797-5577

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