What do I need to do if an animal bites me?
Immediately wash the wound thoroughly with soap and warm water. If the bite results in an open, bleeding wound seek immediate medical attention. Make a note of the animal that includes the species, breed, color, and size if you do not know who owns it. If you know the owner of the offending animal, get the owner's contact information.
Animal Services must be contacted at 479-444-3456 and a bite report must be filed. If the bite occurs after business hours, contact the Fayetteville Police Department at 479-587-3555. This process complies with the Arkansas Rabies Control Act and is designed to contain the spread of rabies.
If the animal is a stray or wildlife (raccoon, possum, etc.) a rabies infection could be possible. An Animal Services Officer will make every effort to capture the animal for rabies testing. For more information, contact Animal Services at 479-444-3456.

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1. How much does it cost to adopt a new pet?
2. What do I need to do if an animal bites me?
3. Whom do I call if I have an after hours emergency that involves animals?
4. What kinds of donations does the Animal Shelter need?
5. I just moved into Fayetteville. How do I register my pet's microchip?
6. What do I need to know about rabies?
7. I put in an application to adopt one of your animals, why do I have to wait to bring it home?
8. Are you a "No Kill" shelter?
9. Is Animal Services responsible for picking up dead animals?
10. My pet is sick, what do I need to do?
11. What can I do to get involved with the Fayetteville Animal Shelter?
12. What do you do with the money I donated to the Animal Shelter?
13. Who is responsible for registering my pet's microchip?
14. What do I do if I know about animal cruelty, abuse, or neglect?
15. Why do I need to microchip my pet?
16. Does my pet need to wear his collar with identification tags, even if he never gets outside?
17. Does Fayetteville have a "leash law"?
18. How many animals am I allowed to own?
19. I don't have a fenced yard and my dog can't stay inside all day while I'm away. Can I chain him/her outside?
20. What is a trolley system?
21. What do I do if I have a nuisance wildlife problem?
22. What do I do if I have an animal in my own trap?
23. What can I do to keep animals out of my garden and my house?
24. What do I do if I see a snake?
25. What do I do if I see a bear?