Yes. State law (Title 17.CCR 2606) requires reporting domestic animal bites to the police department. The biting animal must be quarantined for 10 days and a report must be given to the Alameda County Vector Control Services within 48 hours to monitor the animal for rabies.
If you or your pets are bitten by a wild animal, containment and rabies testing of the wild animal is recommended. Since rabies testing involves examination of the biting animal’s brain, the wild animal must be euthanized and refrigerated (not frozen) prior to testing. If the biting animal cannot be located, you will be referred to your doctor and you may need post-exposure rabies shots.
Pets bitten by wild animals may need to be quarantined if the wild animal cannot be located for rabies testing. If your pet is currently vaccinated against rabies the quarantine period is one month. If your dog/cat is not currently vaccinated against rabies, the quarantine is six months.