How to Call and Report a Dog Bite Attack in Marin County


If you or someone you love has been injured in a Marin County dog bite attack, you need to take several steps to protect your safety, health, and legal rights. One of those steps is to contact the local Marin County animal control, known as the Marin Humane Society, as soon as possible to report the dog bite, as authorities will need to investigate the matter and take proper steps to protect the public from future incidents. The problem is that not enough people are aware of whom they need to contact when such a situation arises.

Below you’ll find that information for the following communities in Marin County. Each is a signatory on what is known as the Joint Powers Agreement, or JPA, which means that each community below follows up with the same organization by way of the same contact information.

Marin Humane Society

Serving the following communities:

  • Belvedere
  • Corte Madera
  • Fairfax
  • Larkspur
  • Mill Valley
  • Novato
  • Ross
  • San Anselmo
  • San Rafael
  • Sausalito
  • Tiburon

Phone Contact Information:

  • Phone: To report an incident or submit a complaint, please call (415) 883-4621 during regular business hours.
  • During off hours, contact the Marin County Sheriff’s Department at (415) 332-5422.

Hours of Operation:

  • Tuesday – Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Closed: Monday


General Considerations

In general, if you’ve been bitten by a dog and injured, you need to report it immediately. You should also seek medical attention even if you do not think you are seriously injured. For serious injuries and emergencies, call 911 to alert first responders to your situation. In other instances, use the above information for reporting. You can always reach out to one of our Northern and Bay Area California Dog Bite Lawyers for assistance.