As COVID-19 continues to impact us locally, we will be closing all Public Health Madison & Dane County offices to the public effective Thursday, March 19, 2020.
Although this decision was not arrived at easily, it is a decision that we needed to make. We are prioritizing preserving the health and safety of our staff and clients while continuing to maintain our ability to provide essential services, including our response to COVID-19.
We will continue providing services through alternate avenues, detailed below, but at this time we are reducing our direct contact with the public.
Animal Services is providing only priority services at this time. Specifically:
We work to ensure a safe and healthy environment between humans and animals in Dane County. Our Animal Services Officers respond to various animal safety issues and provide community education.
Call (608) 255-2345 to have an Animal Services Officer dispatched by radio to respond to the following complaints:
Call (608) 267-1989 (Animal Services Office) for:
West Nile virus is spread to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes get infected with West Nile virus by feeding on infected birds.
Starting on May 1, we collaborate with the WI Department of Health Services to test crows and blue jays for West Nile virus by submitting sick or dead crows and blue jays for testing. This work continues until a bird tests positive for West Nile virus. If you find a sick or dead crow or blue jay in Dane County that you would like to have tested, please do the following:
Recently deceased crows or blue jays:
After one bird is found to be positive for WNV in Dane County, no more birds from the county will be tested for West Nile Virus.