Report a Bite

Report all Bites Immediately
Phone: (760) 947-1700
California State Law requires that all animal bites be reported. Bite reports may be received:
  • By phone at the number listed above
  • In person at the Animal Control Office
    11011 Santa Fe Ave.
    Hesperia, CA 92345
  • Sent by the attending medical hospital and faxed to (760) 947-1712

An animal which has bitten someone will be quarantined for 10 days, either at the owner’s home or at the Animal Shelter. It is recommended that any person bitten by an animal seek medical attention, especially if bitten by cats. Cat bites are known to cause serious infections to humans. Special attention and notification should be taken if bitten by a bat, skunk, fox or coyote.