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Reporting an Animal Bite

Colorado revised statute 25-4-603 requires all domestic animal bites to humans where the skin was broken to be reported within 12 hours to the local animal control agency where the bite occurred. Due to potential rabies exposure, all animals who have bitten humans where the skin was broken are required to be placed on a 10-day quarantine, regardless of rabies vaccine history. This can be done either at the owner’s home, the Denver Animal Shelter, or a veterinary hospital at the expense of the animal’s owner. To report a bite that occurred in Denver County, please complete the form below:

Your Information | Person Reporting the Bite

The bite victim is: *

Victim's Information | Person Who Was Bit


Bite Information

AM or PM? *
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Information of the Animal Owner (If Known)

If you are having trouble uploading pictures, please email your pictures of the bite wound (to gauge severity of bite) and any other supporting evidence to A Denver Animal Protection agent will be in touch within 24-48 hours.