When you are bitten by an animal there are many concerns that may cross your mind. The first thing to do is to wash the wound thoroughly with soap and water. Depending on the severity of the bite you may need to seek medical attention. Report all bites to the police department. If you are bitten by a cat or dog obtain as much information as possible, including the owners name, address, phone number a description of the animal and the animal vaccination status. The owner of the animal will be notified that the animal is under a ten day quarantine. This simply means the dog must be kept home away from strangers and on a leash on their property when taken outside. The reason for this is for the health department and animal control to be able to check on this animal's health in ten days.