Animal & Insect Disease Prevention

Preventing the spread of disease from animals to humans is a public health responsibility.

Program Overview

The Vector and Zoonotic Disease program at Spokane Regional Health District works with health district epidemiologists to monitor and investigate illnesses transmitted by animals or insects to people. Program staff provide education to pet shop owners, animal exhibitors and the public to help prevent the spread of diseases. Staff also investigate reports of animal bites and contact with bats in order to prevent the spread of rabies.

Vaccinate Pets Against Rabies

Rabies vaccinations are required for dogs, cats and ferrets in Washington state. They’re one of the best ways to protect people and pets from rabies.

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Bring It, Summer Pests!

Confront disease-carrying mosquitoes, ticks and mice during spring and summer months. Simple landscaping tricks and tips to protect home’s exterior.

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