Report Animal Bite

Because of the local COVID-19 outbreak, animal control officers are only responding to emergency complaints.

 

Kern County Animal Services investigates animal bite reports only for residents who live in the unincorporated areas of Kern County (including the unincorporated municipalities of Frazier Park, Lamont, Mojave, Oildale, and Rosamond) or in the contracted city of Tehachapi. Residents of other incorporated cities will have to go through their city agency for this service.

Which agency investigates animal bite reports for my community?

What Happens After You Report a Problem

Animal Services investigates bite reports during the hours of 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday - Friday. (excluding County holidays (PDF)). The animal will either be quarantined by the owner or impounded at the shelter for a ten-day period to observe for rabies.

In most cases, your identity and contact information (as the person reporting the issue) can be kept confidential at the department level. The exception is if the matter is subject to a records request.

Report Form

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Person Completing This Form
Bite Victim Contact Information
Bite Details
Animal Information
Other Animal Type Required
Owner Information