Public Health

The mission of the Butte County Public Health Department (BCPHD) is to protect the public through promoting individual, community, and environmental health. 

Public Health Report a Dog Bite

All animal bites from a dog (or cat) are required to be reported as part of Butte County’s Public Health and Rabies Prevention Programs. If you have been bitten by a dog or cat whether you own the pet or not, and the bite breaks the skin, please seek medical attention if necessary. The health care center you visit is required to report animal bites for your protection as well as the animal's. They will complete the animal bite report form and submit it to the appropriate agency.

If the skin was broken and you do not feel the need for medical treatment, you should clean the wound with soap and water and watch for any infection. Please complete and submit the Animal Bite Report so we can try to locate the dog or cat. Animal Control will respond and attempt to secure the animal for observation and confirm rabies vaccination status. Please contact us with any questions or concerns. We are here to keep the public and our animals safe.


Animal Bite Facts:

  • Skin breaking bites from other mammals should also be reported.
  • Medical Providers and Veterinary Clinics are required to report all bites from mammals.

Butte County Animal Control Bite Report Form
Butte County Citizen Complaint Form

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Butte County Animal Services
Phone: 530.552.3888
Fax: 530.538.6329

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Butte County Animal Services
202 Mira Loma Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

Office Hours
Monday to Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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Public Health Department

202 Mira Loma Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

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24-Hour Line: 530.552.4000

Danette York, MPH, Director
Dr. David Canton, Health Officer

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