Certain diseases affecting animals must be reported to the NYC Department of Health.
Reports can be made by:
How to Report an Animal Disease
Report the following diseases immediately by phone if you suspect an animal is infected:
Report the following diseases within 24 hours by phone or fax upon laboratory diagnosis:
In addition, you have 24 hours to report any outbreak or suspected outbreak of any disease, condition or syndrome, in birds or animals, of known or unknown etiology, which may pose a danger to public health. You must also report any unusual manifestation of a disease in an animal within 24 hours.