Animal Bites

If You've Been Bitten by a Dog

Seek medical treatment, if necessary. File a report with the police department. Either the Compliance Officer will take the report or an officer will if the Compliance Officer is not working. The dog owner will be advised to quarantine the dog for 10 days.

The report will be forwarded to the Health Department the next working day after the bite is reported. Someone from the Health Department will come out and physically inspect the dog. The Health Department will advise the owner that the dog must be quarantined for 10 days. The Health Department will set a day for the dog owner to take the dog to a vet. The dog must get a rabies shot at this time (if he did not have one prior) and the vet must give the owner a written report of the dog's health, which the owner must bring to the Health Department.

Failure to follow this procedure may result in criminal charges being filed against the owner.