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.