If the animal bite is severe enough, seek medical attention immediately and call 916-368-PETS (7387) to report the bite. Medical professionals are required by law to report dog bites to the Department of Animal Care.
If no medical attention is required, call 368-7387 (PETS) to report the bite. By law, animal bites must be investigated. Bite investigation does not automatically mean the animal is impounded - it may only mean that vaccination and licenses are verified. This helps us protect public health and safety. View the If You Are Bitten page for more information.