The Jackson County Health Department and Jackson County Animal Shelter collectively investigate bites, scratches or rabies exposures when the victim is human or a domestic animal such as a pet dog or cat. If you or someone you know has been bitten or scratched by an animal, or has an animal that has bitten or scratched, and you aren't sure what to do, please call the Jackson County Health Department’s Communicable Disease Division at 517-768-1664 or the Jackson County Animal Shelter at 517-788-4464 and ask us. When to call 911: As of January 1, 2014, Animal Control Officers are no longer available in Jackson County. If you have a potentially dangerous situation involving animals, please dial 911. A law enforcement officer will be dispatched.