FAQs - Tethering/Wildlife

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  • Are coyotes a danger?

  • Are there any benefits to having coyotes in the area?

  • Are there coyotes in the City of Fairfax?

  • Are these mangy foxes a danger?

  • But aren't snakes poisonous and a danger to my children or pets?

  • Can coyotes be scared off?

  • Can I drop an unwanted animal off at the City's shelter?

  • Can’t anything be done to remove them?

  • How is rabies transmitted?

  • If I see a fox out during the day time doesn't that mean it's rabid?

  • Is it true that all raccoons, foxes, etc. have rabies?

  • Is it true that post-exposure rabies vaccinations for humans are given in the abdomen in a series of 20 or more shots and are extremely painful?

  • Is there anything I can do about stray cats coming into my yard?

  • Should I go to Town and Country if my pet has been transported there by Animal Control or a private citizen?

  • What animals carry rabies?

  • What are some good ways to deter wild animals from areas around my home?

  • What are some signs of rabies?

  • What are the City of Fairfax's normal duty hours for Animal Officers?

  • What if I see a fox that has little or no hair?

  • What if I still want the animal to be trapped and removed?

  • What should I do if I am bitten by a wild animal?

  • What should I do if I find a bat in my house?

  • What should I do if I find an injured or infant wild animal?

  • What should I do if I see a wild snake in my yard?

  • What should I do if I spot a coyote?

  • What should I do if I think I may have been exposed?

  • When should someone receive post-exposure vaccines?

  • Where is the City of Fairfax animal shelter?

  • Why can't wild animals be trapped and taken to other locations?

  • Will animal control remove snakes?

  • Will animal control trap and remove nuisance wildlife if requested?