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Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles, since 1877

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Blizzard the Shih Tzu MixSophie the Domestic Short Hair

Apr 21–Apr 27

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Resources » Pet Library

Dog Bite Prevention

When you see a stray dog…

Don’t
Do

A Dog May Bite if…

  • He growls, snarls, or barks
  • He shows his teeth
  • He is sleeping or eating
  • He is playing with a toy
  • His hair is standing up on his back
  • His ears are laid back
  • His tail is up
  • She is caring for her puppies

When you want to meet an owned dog that is on a leash or with his owner…

Don’t
Do

If a dog bites you…

  • Wash the wound carefully and immediately see a doctor
  • Report the bite to your local animal control agency and the health department

Behavior and Training Department

If you would like more information on training or have a behavior question you can email the Behavior and Training Department at training@spcaLA.com or call the Behavior Helpline at (888) 772-2521, ext 260.