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Medina Dog Bites and Dog Attacks

Medina City and County Dog Laws and Ordinances

Medina Ohio Dog Bite and AttacksThe City and County of Medina, 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 Medina, Brunswick, Wadsworth, Lodi, Chippewa Lake, Seville, Spencer, Creston, Gloria Glens, Westfield Center or any other city, town or village located within Medina County.

A directory of these local Medina County area agencies is provided below.

Medina County, Ohio Dog Resource Directory

Medina County Health Department: (330) 723-9688
Medina County Animal Shelter: (330) 725-9121
City of Medina: (330) 725-7777
City of Brunswick: (330) 225-9111
City of Wadsworth: (330) 335-2790
Village of Lodi: (330) 948-2040
Village of Chippewa Lake: (330) 725-6631
Village of Creston: (330) 435-6534
Village of Seville: (330) 769-4003
Village of Spencer: (330) 648-2907
Village of Gloria Glens: (330) 769-4617
Village of Westfield Center: (330) 887-5151

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

Ohio law requires that whenever a person is bitten by a dog in Medina County, a report of such bite shall be made within 24 hours of the incident to the Medina County Health Department. The Medina County Health Department animal bite report form can be downloaded via this link:  Medina Ohio Dog Bite Form

Recommended actions after a dog bite include:

1.  Immediately flush the wound with soap and water.

2.  Contact your physician or medical professional to see if additional treatment is necessary or visit the nearest hospital emergency room if needed.

3.  Report the dog bite to the Medina County Health Department us the Dog Bite Form referenced above. The Medina County Health Department will want to know the following information:

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

A dog that has bitten someone must 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. All questions and requirements relating to the quarantine should be directed and addressed by the Medina County Health Department. This is the local government agency responsible for  overseeing all quarantines relating to dog bites.

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

Answers for Dog Bite Questions

If you have questions about a dog attack that occurred within the City of Medina or anywhere in Medina 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.

Medina County Dog License

Here’s an overview of the requirements to license a dog in Medina County:

  1. All dogs more than three months of age must be licensed.
  2. The normal licensing period for licensing a dog runs from December 1 to January 31.
  3. Dog license applications after January 31 are subject to a late penalty.
  4. The same dog license cannot be transferred from one dog to another.
  5. All dog licenses purchased are non-refundable.
  6. A dog may be licensed for a period of one year, three years, or permanently.

For more information about dog licenses in Medina County including cost and instructions for purchasing a dog license online, please visit this link: Medina County, Ohio Dog License

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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