What You Need to Know About Long Beach Animal Control and Dog Bites

Animal Control What You Need to Know About Long Beach Animal Control and Dog Bites

File a Dog Bite Report With Long Beach Animal Control Using DoNotPay

If you or someone you love has recently been bitten, mauled by, or otherwise injured by an aggressive dog, filing a dog bite injury report with Long Beach Animal Control Services is important. Choosing to report a dog bite doesn't guarantee that you'll be compensated for your injury. However, it will ensure that the offending animal is detained. It will also properly document the event and provide solid evidence to support your injury claim. If you're having a hard time completing this report, cannot get the dog's owner to cooperate, or want to sue the responsible party, DoNotPay can help.

Being attacked by an aggressive animal can lead to widespread infection, permanent scarring, debilitating injuries, disfiguring injuries, and lasting psychological trauma. Whether suing for a dog bite or taking steps to rid your community of a vicious animal, using DoNotPay is always the quickest and easiest way to get the job done. With DoNotPay, you can learn all about California dog bite laws, make Long Beach authorities aware of the dangerous animal, and hold the responsible party accountable. Best of all, you can do everything from the comfort of your own home and in just several easy steps.

About Long Beach Animal Control Services

Whether you choose to work with a dog bite lawyer or fight your case on your own, filing an official dog bite report is a good idea. This is especially true when:

  • Pet owners are unwilling to accept responsibility for their vicious animals and the damages they've caused.
  • You're unable to obtain insurance information from the responsible party.
  • A malicious animal in the neighborhood has attacked multiple times.

Long Beach Animal Control Services are tasked with handling problems like these. Long Beach Animal Care Services are contracted to enforce dog bite laws, educate the public, detain aggressive animals, and rehouse abandoned or neglected pets in Long Beach and in:

  • Seal Beach
  • Signal Hill
  • Cerritos
  • Los Alamitos

Long Beach Animal Care Services also handles all pet licensing throughout these territories. This agency additionally offers a vast range of educational and engagement activities for the community.

Long Beach Animal Control Services Contact Information

Address7700 E Spring St, Long Beach, CA 9081
Phone Number(562) 570-7387
Fax Number562-570-3053
Emailanimalcare@longbeach.gov
Websitehttps://www.longbeach.gov/acs

Who Is Liable if a Dog Bites Someone?

Dog bite laws can vary greatly from location to location. If you live in Ohio, Pennsylvania, or Texas, you may find that pet owners are only responsible for the damages that their dogs cause if their dogs have already bitten someone before. However, in the State of California, pet owners are always liable for dog bite injuries and the resulting damages. California law imposes strict liability on dog owners. Thus, pet owners face liability in civil lawsuits even if their animals have never exhibited aggressive behavior in the past, and have never bitten, mauled, or otherwise physically harmed anyone before.

Can You Sue Someone for a Dog Bite?

Submitting a report with Long Beach Animal Control Services is not the same as taking legal action to obtain compensation for your pain, suffering, or losses. With severe dog bite injuries, you may face:

  • High medical bills
  • Missed time at work
  • Damaged physical property

And even ongoing spending on therapy if the experience leaves you with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other forms of lasting anxiety. California dog bite laws protect injured parties from undue financial hardship caused by negligent pet owners and their aggressive animals. By reporting your dog bite to Long Beach Animal Care Services, you can ensure that the offending animal is not able to harm anyone else. This report can also be shared with your attorney and used as evidence to bolster your personal injury claim.

What Do I Do If I've Been Bitten By a Dog in Long Beach?

Immediately after you've sustained a dog bite injury, you should:

  • Take photos of your injury and the scene of the attack
  • Seek prompt medical treatment
  • Collect the names and contact information of any first-hand witnesses
  • Attempt to contact the dog's owner
  • File a dog bite injury report

If the dog's owner is responsive, you may be able to obtain their insurance information to start the claims process on your own. Unfortunately, however, aggressive animals often have equally aggressive owners. Moreover, you may not feel safe visiting the property if the offending animal is still on the scene.

Reporting the attack to Long Beach Animal Control is always best if the dog's owner is not willing to cooperate. Long Beach Animal Control will investigate your report and detain the animal if they believe that an ongoing threat exists. Their findings will be included in your dog bite report along with the statement you've made.

How to File a Dog Bite Injury With Long Beach Animal Control

You can contact Long Beach Animal Care Services by phone or email to file your dog bite injury report. You can also visit the website of Long Beach Health and Human Services to access their online "Animal Bite Report Form". However, unless the dog's owner is willing to cooperate with the reporting process, you may find that you're unable to answer many of the required questions on this form.

Next Steps if You're Unable to File Your Dog Bite Injury Report

Reporting any animal bite or mauling injury is always easiest when pet owners are cooperative. With their help, bite victims can learn all about dogs' vaccination and health histories. If you find that there are questions that you're unable to answer due to lack of cooperation, Long Beach Animal Care Services can obtain the necessary info instead.

Let DoNotPay Help You File a Dog Bite Injury Report in Long Beach

DoNotPay makes all aspects of dealing with a dog bite injury easier. You can use DoNotPay to both file your report with Long Beach Animal Control Services and take legal action. With DoNotPay, getting compensation for the pain, suffering, and losses that your dog bite event has caused won't add more stress or trauma to your life. Using DoNotPay takes just minutes and it will set the stage for a successful injury claim.

If you want to report an animal-related injury 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 or confirmation regarding your demands.

Why Use DoNotPay to File a Dog Bite Report With Long Beach Animal Control?

Using DoNotPay to report a dog bite injury is:

  1. Easy: You don't have to deal with multiple agencies or angry pet owners.
  2. Fast: You can complete the entire process from home, work, or any other location using a web-connected device.
  3. Successful: DoNotPay has got you covered for both filing your dog bite report with Long Beach Animal Control Services and filing your legal claim.

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DoNotPay works across all entities, companies, groups, and platforms with just one click. You can use DoNotPay to report a dog bite in Long Beach, Los Angeles, Atlanta, or Miami.

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And much more. If you want to file a dog bite injury report with Long Beach Animal Control or take swift legal action, sign up for DoNotPay today to get started!

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