Animal Control Regulations
Long Beach Dog Bite Attorney
The purpose of Animal Care Services, or animal control, is to promote public safety and the humane treatment of animals. This is done by the enforcement of animal control regulations and county and state laws involving pets. The leash law in California mandates that dogs may not be allowed to run at large, and must be on a leash at all times and under the control of a responsible person whenever they may be outside of their home or yard. If this law has been violated, you should report the matter to animal control.
If you have been attacked by a dog that is running at large, or under any other circumstances, report the matter to animal control, which can pick up the dog. It is also important that you seek immediate medical treatment, especially if you do know if the dog has received a rabies vaccination, and to contact a Long Beach dog bite attorney from The Law Office of Leonard Matsu who, depending on the seriousness of your injuries, can file a case on your behalf. Whatever the cause of your dog bite attack, an animal control officer will come out and investigate and determine what actions should be taken with regards to the animal that did the biting.
California Dog Bite Quarantine Law
Animal Control will quarantine a dog at the local animal shelter, or possibly at home, if it has bitten someone, for at least 10 days to determine if it is rabid, vicious, or otherwise diseased. It is the law in California that all dogs are licensed and have been give rabies vaccines. If this is not done you may be fined and if your dog ever bites anyone it may make things harder for you to rectify.
If you are a dog owner and have been contacted by animal control due to your dog having bitten someone, it may be in your best interest to consult with an attorney first, and follow his recommendations on what to say to animal control. It is a priority that the public always be kept safe, but at the same time it is important that the rights of pet owners are not being violated.
Contact a Long Beach Dog Bite Attorney
if you have been charged with violating animal control regulations, or if animal control has violated your rights.