Discover How to File a Report with Irvine Animal Control

Irvine, California Animal Control

If you have an animal-related injury or emergency in Irvine, CA, the  Department is there for you. If you need even more help, go to DoNotPay.

If you live in Irvine, California, and have suffered a dog bite, the Irvine Animal Control is there to help you. There are two parts to the department: the animal control division of the Irvine Police Department and the Irvine Animal Care Center.

About Irvine Animal Control

 focuses on the best interests of Irvine area pets. There are two separate sections of Irvine Animal Control: The IPD Animal Control Division and the Irvine Animal Care Center.

Irvine PD Animal Control Division

The Animal Control Division is responsible for:

  • Picking up strays and animals who have been abandoned.
  • Responding to complaints.
  • Enforcing city and state regulations.
  • Returning stray animals to their families whenever possible.
  • Investigate reports of animal bites and prepare the information for court cases.
  • Promote Pet responsibility to the community.

Irvine Animal Care Center

The Animal Care Center is responsible for:

  • Care for homeless, neglected, abused, and unwanted animals
  • Licensing
  • Pet adoptions
  • Lost and found
  • Events such as Seniors Helping Seniors

Irvine Animal Control Locations, Hours, and Contact Details

The locations of the two parts of Irvine Animal Control are the Irvine Animal Control Division of the IPD and the Irvine Animal Care Center. Their locations and hours are as follows:

Irvine Animal Control Division of the IPD

Address1 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine, CA 92606
Phone(949) 724-7200 (Dispatch)

(949)724-7092 (Animal Services)

(949)724-7091 (Supervisor of IPD Animal Control unit)

Hours6:00 am to 10:00 pm, 7 Days a Week

Irvine Animal Care Center

Address6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine, CA 92618
Phone(949) 724-7740
Hours (by appointment only)Monday: Noon to 3:00 pm (appointments) 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm (animal viewing)

Tuesday: CLOSED

Wednesday:  Noon to 3:00 pm (appointments) 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm (animal viewing)

Thursday:  Noon to 3:00 pm (appointments) 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm (animal viewing)

-Friday:  Noon to 3:00 pm (appointments) 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm (animal viewing)

Saturday: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm (appointments) 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (animal viewing)

Sunday:  10:00 am to 1:00 pm (appointments) 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (animal viewing)

California Dog Bite Laws

California is a strict liability state when it comes to dog bite laws.

Strict liability means that the owner of the dog will be held liable when the dog bites someone or attacks another dog. Since dogs are considered to be personal property, any lawsuits that are associated with California dog bite laws are filed as a property damage lawsuit in civil court.

Can You Sue Someone for Dog Bites?

Yes! You can sue someone for dog bites

Due to the liability laws in California, you can sue the owner of the dog for dog bites. However, as noted above, you will have to file suit as a civil property damage matter.

You can get more information about suing someone for a dog bite with DoNotPay's Sue Now application. With Sue Now, you can generate a customized demand for compensation, get small claims forms, and a court script.

Who Is Liable If a Dog Bites Someone?

With California Dog Bite Laws, liability is always on the owner of the dog.

In California, dogs are legally classified as property. Since liability falls on the owner of the property, the liability falls on the owner of the dog.

How to Sue for a Dog Bite in Irvine, California

The path you choose to sue for a dog bite in Irvine is dependent on a few factors. DoNotPay can help you choose.

Since your lawsuit will need to be a civil property damage suit, you will need to assess the value of suing. In many cases, a request for compensation for your medical bills will suffice. If the dollar amount is small, you may choose to go to small claims court. However, if your injuries are extensive or if the dog's owner has been ignoring all attempts to contact them, you may want to find a dog bite lawyer to advise you and help you build a court case. 

DoNotPay is a wonderful resource for developing requests for compensation and can even save you the expense of hiring a lawyer.

What Do I Do If I Am Bitten By An Animal in Irvine, California?

If you are bitten by a dog in Irvine, California, these are the steps you need to take:

  1. You will need to identify the person who owns the dog who bit you.
  2. Call Irvine Animal Control at the IPD offices to file a report on the animal bite incident.
  3. When an animal control officer answers the phone, give them all your information about the incident including who owns the dog, where it happened, and your injuries with as much detail as possible.
  4. Go to the Emergency Room.
  5. Wait for hours to see a doctor.
  6. Finally, get your injuries taken care of by the doctor.
  7. Ask the doctor for a written detailed description of your injuries.
  8. Call the nice animal control officer back.
  9. Provide animal control with the details to update your report.
  10. Think about other details you noticed during the attack.
  11. Gather evidence of the attack.
  12. Call animal control back again and ask them about the evidence you gathered and what is relevant enough to add to your report.
  13. Ask for a copy of the report.
  14. Contact a dog bite lawyer and give them a copy of the report.
  15. Go to court and sue the owner of the dog.

When filling out reports for court cases, human error happens often. With DoNotPay, your process of filing a report

Next Steps to Report an Irvine CA Animal Injury  if You Can't Do It On Your Own 

If you are having difficulties filing a report on an Irvine animal injury, you do have other options.

Filing a report of an Irvine dog bite can be a bit tedious and time-consuming.  You know that it needs to be done right, but you might be unsure of what all you need to do.

DoNotPay can help you file your report no matter how big or small your claim may be. They are always your best option for helping you get things done the right way.[

How to Report an Animal-Related Incident on DoNotPay

If you want to report an animal-related injury in Irvine, California but don't know where to start, DoNotPay has you covered in 3 easy steps:

  1. Search "animal" on DoNotPay, find the Animal Control product, and select whether you've sustained a physical injury.


  2. Select whether you would like to report this incident to your local government agency, or demand compensation from the pet owner.


  3. Tell us more about the incident, including when and where you were injured, a description of the animal that caused the injury, and the contact information for the pet owner (if known).


And that's it! DoNotPay will file the demand letter or government report on your behalf with your incident details! You should hear back from them directly with further questions/confirmation regarding your demands.

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