How do I report a bite?
California State Law requires that all animal bites be reported. Bite reports may be received by phone, in person, or 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.

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1. What is the fee to adopt a pet?
2. How do I license my pet?
3. Where can I get my pet spayed or neutered?
4. How do I relinquish my pet?
5. How do I report a bite?
6. Who do I call if I see dogs running loose?
7. How do I find out if my animal has been impounded?
8. Can I view pets that are available for adoption online?