Callifornia State Law states that any animal that has bitten a person, or that has potentially been exposed to rabies through contact with a wild animal is required to be quarantined.
A quarantine is described as the animal being securely confined and kept from contact with any other animal.
Quarantine locations, upon approval, include:
- Other home residence
- Vet office
- San Luis Obispo County Animal Services
Quarantine times vary depending on the situation:
An animal quarantine officer will visit the location of quarantine for approval of the property and to view the health of the animal. At the end of the quarantine period, an officer will revist the location and view the animal to make sure it is not showing any signs of having rabies.
If you have any questions regarding a previously reported bite or quarantine, please call (805) 781-4424.