If humans are in immediate physical danger from an aggressive animal, call 911. Do not hesitate to get help.
What to Do When Bitten by an Animal If It Is an Unknown Animal
First and foremost, get to safety. If necessary, call 911. Second, contact your medical provider and seek medical attention or advice. Third, contact your local Animal Services office with as much detail as you can provide so they can investigate the incident.
If It Is Your Own Animal
First, contact your medical provider and seek medical attention or advice. Second, locate your veterinary records that show your animal's most recent vaccination history. Third, contact your local Animal Services office to make a report. The Animal Services Officer will determine whether it is appropriate to establish a home quarantine on the animal.
Animal Services Officers are required by the CDC (Center for Disease Control) to respond to animal bites by verifying the current health of the biting animal, the status of the animal's rabies vaccination, and to establish a quarantine period on the animal to allow Animal Services to monitor it for 10 days.
Bite Reports are Mandatory, It's the Law! Citrus Heights Municipal Code Sec.8-50 - Duty to Report Bite.
It is the duty of any person having knowledge that any animal capable of transmitting rabies has bitten or otherwise exposed to rabies a human being within the City of Citrus Heights to immediately report that fact to the Health Officer or the Chief of Animal Services and to furnish complete information thereof, including, but not limited to, any knowledge of the whereabouts of said animal.