Duty to ReportIt is the duty of the owner of any animal which has bitten or attacked a person, or the duty of someone with knowledge of an animal bite or attack, to report it to local law enforcement or a public health official. (Coralville City Ordinance Ch. 55.17).
How to Report an Animal BiteTo report an animal bite or attack, contact one of the following:
- Coralville Animal Control, Coralville Police Department
1503 5th St.
Coralville, IA 52241
- Johnson County Public Health
855 S. Dubuque St., Suite 217
Iowa City, IA 52240
Mandatory Isolation & QuarantineAny animal that has bitten or caused a skin abrasion on someone is required to be placed in isolation and quarantine for a minimum of ten days for observation as follows:
- If the owner resides in Coralville, and if the animal is properly licensed and is currently vaccinated against rabies, it may be placed in the owner's custody on their premises during the isolation and quarantine period under the direction of Animal Control.
- If the animal is not properly licensed or does not have proof of a current rabies vaccination, it is isolated / quarantined at the Iowa City Animal Shelter or a veterinary hospital at the owner's expense.