Animal Bites

If you are bitten by a domesticated animal, North Carolina law requires that you report it to the local health department. 

An animal control officer will investigate, and the animal’s owner will be required to show proof of rabies vaccination. In addition, any domesticated animal that has bitten someone is required to undergo 10-day quarantine at a location determined by the County Director of Public Health. The animal may be quarantined at a local veterinary hospital or the Randolph County Animal Shelter at the owner’s expense.