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Athens Dog Bites and Dog Attacks

Athens City and County Dog Laws and Ordinances

Athens City County Dog Laws and OrdinancesThe City and County of Athens, Ohio have specific dog laws and ordinances in place that govern dogs, their behavior and the responsibilities of dog owners, keepers and harborers.

These local laws coincide with Ohio’s state-level dog laws.

There are local agencies that should be contacted when a dog attack has taken place anywhere in Athens, Nelsonville, Albany, Buchtel, Chauncey, Coolville, Glouster, Trimble, Jacksonville or any other city, town or village located within Athens County.

A directory of these local agencies is provided below.

Athens County, Ohio Dog Resource Directory

Athens City – County Health Department: (740) 592-4431
Athens County Dog Warden: (740) 593-5415
Athens County Auditor (Dog Licenses): (740) 592-3223
City of Athens: (740) 592-3315
City of Nelsonville: (740) 753-1314

What To Do If Bitten By A Dog in Athens County, Ohio

The Athens City-County Health Department provides the following instructions if you are bitten by a dog:

1.  Immediately flush the dog bite wound with soap and water.

2.  Contact your family physician or medical professional to see if additional treatment is necessary.

3.  Report the dog bite to the Athens City-County Health Department. The Health Department will want to know the following if possible:

  • A description of the dog.
  • The dog’s last known location.
  • How the dog bite happened.
  • The dog’s health and behavior at the time of the attack.
  • Address and telephone number of the dog’s owner, harborer or keeper.
  • The dog’s vaccination history.

For more tips on what you should do if bitten by a dog, we put together a checklist to follow. View this dog bite checklist by visiting the following link:  Dog Bite Checklist

A dog that has bitten someone will need to be detained and quarantined for a period of 10 days for observation. During a rabies quarantine, the dog must be confined in a building, in a pen or on a chain at all times. The dog must be kept under control of its owner, harborer or keeper until the quarantine period is over and the dog has been examined and evaluated by a licensed veterinarian. If the dog cannot be properly quarantined and kept under control by its owner, harborer or keeper, the dog will be ordered to be quarantined with a veterinarian or the Athens County Dog Warden.

Where To Turn For Answers To Dog Bite Questions

If you have questions about a dog attack that occurred within the City of Athens or anywhere in Athens County, please do not hesitate to contact us and discuss the attack at no cost and without any obligation. We are happy to answer your questions and provide you with the guidance that’s needed after a dog bite incident.

We’re available 24/7/365 by calling 1-888-534-4850, chatting with one of our live chat representatives or sending us a website message.

Athens County Dog License

Dog licenses must be obtained from Athens County when a dog reaches 3 months old. The license must be renewed each year of the dog’s life unless a three-year dog license or a permanent dog license is purchased.

For more information about dog licenses in Athens County and locations throughout the county where dog licenses can be obtained including online purchasing options, please visit this link:  Athens County Dog Licensing

Ready To Take Your Call After a Dog Attack

If you, your child, your spouse or a loved one has been bitten by a dog, we’re standing by to take your call. Please contact us at any time of day and any day of the week for a free consultation with one of our experienced Ohio dog bite attorneys. You’ll learn what you need to know and what you need to do after a dog bite to protect yourself now and in the future.

Just call us at 1-888-534-4850, chat with one of our 24-hour live chat representatives or send us a website message.

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