Del Norte County Code
8 - Animals
02 - Dogs and other Pets
90 - Dog Bite Report
A. Every person who has been bitten by a dog, or who has care and custody of a minor who has been bitten by a dog, shall report the bite to Animal Control within 48 hours. All physicians treating dog bites shall report to Animal Control the fact of having treated a dog bite when ordered to do so by the County Health Officer.
B. It shall be the duty of Animal Control to thoroughly investigate the occurrence of the dog bite. The dog shall be impounded for a period of ten days for observation but at the discretion of the director, the dog may be quarantined and isolated upon the property of the owner, provided that the facilities thereupon are suitable for such purpose. It is unlawful for any person to release a dog so impounded or quarantined except upon the written release of the Director of Animal Control. It is unlawful for any person to kill, destroy or otherwise dispose of any dog under observation unless otherwise authorized under this chapter.