How Do I Report Animal Bites?

If you have been bitten by an animal and there is a skin break, Animal Control may have to quarantine the animal. Dogs and cats are routinely subject to quarantine if they have caused a skin break with their teeth to a human. Animal owners having knowledge that their dog or cat has bitten another person are required to report the incident to Animal Control immediately.

Not all animals are subject to quarantine. Animal Control does not routinely examine low risk animals such as rabbits, rodents, hamsters, or guinea pigs.

To report an animal bite, call Animal Control at (714) 548-3201 and email

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