Animal Bite Procedure   

STEP 1:                                   

Call the Berkeley Animal Shelter -- Monday thru Saturday -- 8:00 to 4:30

Sunday -- 8:00 to 3:30

Phone Number & Voicemail -- (510) 981- 6600

An animal control officer will respond to the scene and take a report. 

After hours call the Berkeley Police Department at (510) 981- 5900


Here are some steps to take prior to the officer's arrival:


If your pet bites:

The Berkeley Municipal Code(10.04 160) requires that the animal be quarantined and either impounded at the animal shelter, veterinarian or a home quarantine.

Rules of quarantine will be reviewed at the time of quarantine.