Most City and County of Denver offices will be closed Monday, March 27 in observance of the César Chávez Day holiday.
Animal bites to humans are reportable in Denver and the state of Colorado. People who have been bitten or scratched by an animal, domestic or wildlife, should contact their local health department to report the bite, and seek care from a health care provider if needed. Providers seeing patients who report being bitten or scratched by an animal, domestic or wildlife, must report those exposures to the local public health agency for further investigation and follow-up.
If the animal bite occurs in Denver County, patients and providers should report the animal bite to Denver Animal Protection (DAP) through the Bite Desk or online Animal Bite Reporting Form. DAP will evaluate the nature of the bite to coordinate investigation and response with public health, as needed.
For more information on rabies and Colorado rabies testing data, please visit the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's Rabies information page.
For more information on rabies and rabies post exposure prophylaxis, follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) guidance.