Are you going to take my dog or cat away from me?

Not usually. In most cases we will allow you to quarantine your pet at home if you have a secure area for your dog or if you are willing to keep your cat in the house for the 10 days. If you cannot provide secure quarantine we may require that you board your pet at your veterinarian's office or at the animal shelter at your own expense. You may reclaim your pet at the end of the 10 day period.

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1. Why do I have to report that my own dog or cat bit me?
2. Will I get my friends "in trouble" if I report that their pet bit or scratched me?
3. Why is my pet put under a "quarantine" even if it is currently vaccinated?
4. Why should significant scratches also be reported?
5. Are you going to take my dog or cat away from me?
6. If it was an "accident" why should I report it?
7. Why should my pet be vaccinated if it never goes out?
8. How can I know if my dog or cat may have rabies?
9. How much is a rabies vaccination and where can I get one for my pet?
10. If I do not get a rabies vaccination for my pet, what can happen?
11. What should I do if I am bitten or scratched and why?
12. What can I do about nuisance wildlife?
13. I live in the city limits of New Bern. Who do I call if I have a complaint?