Consumer Information

​March 2019: Resources for flooding issues, including those with ​pets and livestock

​​​​​​​​​​​The following are some of the anim​al issues most frequently asked about​:

​Animal Bite Prevention

​Shopping & Caring for Pets

​Rabies Prevention

​​Millions of people - most of them children - are bitten by dogs every year in the U.S. The majority of these bites, if not all, are preventable. Take a look at Dog Bite​s by the Numbers (American Veterinary Medical Association).

​Teach your children to prevent dog bites with our No Bites! coloring book​.

If your dog or cat bit someone, would you know what to do or what to expect?  You will once you read our Rabies Bites! brochure.

More about rabies quarantine requirements.

​Learn more about rabies and how to prevent it with our Rabies Prevention​ coloring book.

Bats can be a carrier of rabies. Read more about how to deal with rabies and bats.

More about rabies quarantine requirements.

​Becoming a Humane Officer

​Backyard Chickens

​Emergency Planning

​Find out more about how to become a humane officer in Wisconsin including:

Learn more about owning backyard chickens before you make an investment, including:

  • Establishing your flock

  • Legal, regulatory, and public health issues

  • Food processing rules and food safety principles

​​​You never know when a disaster will affect you until it arrives. Make sure your entire family, including any animals, are part of your plan when preparing for what to do should a disaster strike.

Centers for Disease Control resources: