Animal Bites Reporting
All animal bites to people are legally reportable in Long Beach except for rodent and rabbit bites. Wild mammal (excluding rodent and rabbit) bites to domestic animals are also reportable. Note that bat bites can be too small to detect. All bat-human or bat-domestic animal interactions should be reported. All people with knowledge of the bite should report the incident. Locally most reports come from animal control agencies, physicians, and veterinarians, but anyone may report a bite.