What is Rabies?
Rabies is a preventable viral disease of mammals most often transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal. The vast majority of rabies cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) each year occur in wild animals such as raccoons, skunks, bats and foxes. Squirrels, chipmunks, mice, rats and rabbits rarely are affected by rabies and are not known to have transmitted rabies to humans.
Keep Yourself and Your Pets Safe
Vaccinate your pets against rabies. Virginia State law and Arlington County ordinance require that all dogs, cats, and ferrets be vaccinated against rabies. AWLA offers low-cost rabies vaccinations among other services, at regularly scheduled clinics throughout the year. If you need services sooner, check out VetCo.