What do I need to know about rabies?
Rabies is a disease caused by a virus carried in animals infected with the disease. The most common carriers of rabies are wild animals such as skunks, raccoons, and bats. These animals can infect a household pet that could, in turn, pass the disease on to people and other animals.

Care should be taken to avoid situations that place your pet in contact with wild animals. Because there is a possibility that any strange animal may not have been vaccinated, adults should caution children to use care when around strange and unknown animals. All dogs and cats in the State of Arkansas are required by law to be vaccinated against rabies. A veterinarian licensed by the State of Arkansas must administer this vaccination.
It is important that your dog or cat receive a rabies vaccination. 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?