How to Call and Report a Dog Bite Attack in Contra Costa County

Montevideo Law Group – Contra Costa County Animal Control Services Coverage

Enduring the traumatic experience of a serious dog bite attack is extremely difficult for anyone. If you or someone you love has suffered through such an event, then you need to take action. One of the first steps you should take is to report the incident to the proper authorities.

Unfortunately, that’s easier said than done in a lot of communities, as it’s not always clear whom should be contacted.

Below is the information you need regarding how to go about reporting a Contra Costa County dog bite attack in the following communities:

Communities in Contra Costa County

Click on the city or town in Contra Costa County in which you were bitten or attacked by a dog in order to obtain the Animal Control Reporting Agency contact information:

DanvillePleasant Hill
El CerritoRichmond
HerculesSan Pablo
LafayetteSan Ramon
MartinezWalnut Creek

Antioch Police Department Animal Services

Serving the City of Antioch during business hours.

Contact Information:

Phone: Call (925) 779-6989 during operating hours. Call (925) 778-2441 after hours to report an aggressive animal or a dog bite. For emergencies, dial 911.

Hours of Operation:

  • Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • CLOSED: Sunday, Monday, all City-observed holidays, and the regular day of business after a holiday.

Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Department

Serving the following communities:

  • Antioch (after hours)
  • Brentwood
  • Clayton
  • Concord
  • Danville (after hours)
  • El Cerrito
  • Hercules
  • Lafayette
  • Martinez
  • Moraga
  • Oakley
  • Orinda
  • Pinole
  • Pittsburg
  • Pleasant Hill
  • Richmond
  • San Pablo
  • Walnut Creek

Contact Information:

Phone: Call the Non-Emergency Police number, (925) 778-2441 and an Animal Control Officer will be dispatched if the animal is aggressive. (There is an officer on call before and after regular business hours.)

Hours of Operation:

  • 7 Days Per Week

City of Danville Animal Resources

Serving Danville during business hours.

Contact Information:

Phone: To report a dog bite, please contact Animal Control Services at (925) 608-8400. After hours, contact Sheriff’s Dispatch at (925) 646-2441.

Hours of Operation:

  • Tuesday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

General Considerations

Do not wait to report a dog bite attack, as the sooner this is done the sooner steps can be taken to ensure the safety not only of those who may come into contact with the dog but the dog itself.  Remember, our Northern California Dog Bite Lawyer is here to assist you through this difficult time.