Rabies Precautions

Rabies is fatal for animals and humans. Please use the following precautions:

  • DO NOT TOUCH sick or dead bats or other mammals. Rabies can be transmitted through saliva or nerve tissue even without a bite.
  • If you see a dead or sick bat or mammal, take note of the area where it is located and call the Marin Humane Society immediately at 415.883.4621 ext. 240.
  • If you are bitten, scratched or touched by a bat, immediately wash the area with soap and water. Call the Marin County Public Health Department 415.473.4163 or go to a hospital emergency room.
  • If your pet has any contact with a bat, notify the Marin Humane Society as soon as possible.
  • Make sure all pets are currently vaccinated for rabies.


Marin Humane Society

171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd, Novato, CA 94949
Phone 415.883.4621

Copyright 2011