Common Signs

If a human is bitten by a dog or bitten or scratched by a cat or wildlife, please seek immediate medical attention and contact your animal control facility. The most common signs of rabies are:

  • aggressive behavior
  • falling over or walking in circles
  • salivating at the mouth
  • inability to move
  • no fear of people
  • no interest in food

Rabies CT State Statute 22-339B

All dogs and cats 3 months and older have to be vaccinated against rabies and kept current. This also includes indoor cats. Violation of this ordinance is a $136 infraction.

Low Cost Rabies Clinic

Every year in June, Mansfield Animal Control, in cooperation with NECTAR and East Brook Animal Hospital organizes a low cost rabies clinic for dogs and cats at Annie Vinton School on Route 32. It will be held on a Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. The beginning of May we will post the date of the clinic on the town’s website or call Mansfield Animal control.