How to Call and Report a Dog Bite Attack in San Mateo County

MONTEVIDEO LAW GROUP – SAN MATEO COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL SERVICES COVERAGE

Suffering through a dog bite attack is a traumatic experience for everyone who endures it. If you or a loved one has been forced to experience a dog bite attack in San Mateo County, you need to take immediate steps to protect yourself in every context. One of those responses should be to contact the appropriate authorities to report the incident.

The trouble with that is that it’s not always clear whom to contact.

COMMUNITIES IN SAN MATEO COUNTY

Below you’ll find the information you need for all 20 incorporated communities in San Mateo County.

AthertonMenlo Park
BelmontMillbrae
BrisbanePacifica
BurlingamePortola Valley
ColmaRedwood City
Daly CitySan Bruno
East Palo AltoSan Carlos
Foster CitySan Mateo
Half Moon BaySouth San Francisco
HillsboroughWoodside

The Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA

https://phs-spca.org/arc/

Serving the following communities:

  • Atherton
  • Belmont
  • Brisbane
  • Burlingame
  • Colma
  • Daly City
  • East Palo Alto
  • Foster City
  • Half Moon Bay
  • Hillsborough
  • Menlo Park
  • Millbrae
  • Pacifica
  • Portola Valley
  • Redwood City
  • San Bruno
  • San Carlos
  • San Mateo
  • South San Francisco
  • Woodside

Hours of Operation:

  • Weekdays: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Weekends and Holidays: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Phone: For matters that need a response from our Animal Rescue & Control department, please call our Dispatch at (650) 340-8200. Outside those hours, please call San Mateo County at (650) 363-4953.

Email: Animal bite reports, police reports, or photographs of animal bites or animal-related violations may be emailed to dispatch@phs-spca.org. Please indicate the address or case to which they’re related.

 

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 California and Bay Area Dog Bite Lawyers for assistance.