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Springfield Dog Bites and Dog Attacks

Springfield and Clark County Dog Laws and Ordinances

Springfield and Clark County Ohio Dog Bites and Attacks

The City of Springfield, Ohio and Clark County  have specific dog ordinances in place to protect both the residents and visitors of the county.

These ordinances are in addition to Ohio laws governing the responsibilities of dog owners, keepers and harborers.

There are local agencies that must be contacted when a dog attack has taken place anywhere in Springfield, New Carlisle, Catawba, Clifton, Donnelsville, Enon, North Hampton, South Charleston, South Vienna, Tremont City or any other city, town or village located within Clark County.

A directory of these local agencies with links to their websites and telephone numbers is provided below.

Dog Bites in Springfield and Clark County, Ohio

If you have been attacked and bitten by a dog anywhere in Clark County, Ohio, The Clark County Combined Health District recommends taking the following actions:

  1. Thoroughly clean the wound area with soap and water and cover with a clean dressing or bandage.
  2. Immediately seek medical care with your family doctor, urgent care or emergency room. Many dog bites are puncture wounds that can easily become infected if not cared for properly.
  3. Try to obtain information about the dog’s owner including name, address and telephone number.
  4. Try to obtain information about the dog such as the dog’s color, breed and name.

Once you or your loved one has received medical treatment, it’s important to contact both the Clark County Public Health Department and your local police department.

Please see the Clark County Dog Resource Directory below for a list of telephone numbers and links.

For a complete checklist of what to do after a dog bite, please visit this link:

Clark County, Ohio Dog Resource Directory

Clark County Combined Health District: (937) 390-5600
Clark County Sheriff Department: (937) 521-2050
City of Springfield: (937) 324-7685
City of New Carlisle: (937) 328-2560
Village of Enon: (937) 864-5577
Village of South Charleston: (937) 462-8822
Village of South Vienna: (937) 568-4311

Clark County Requirements When a Dog Bites

Clark County Ohio Dog Bite lawyerAnyone who has been bitten by a dog must file a dog bite report with the Clark County Combined Health District within 24 hours.

The Clark County Combined Health District or CCCHD is required to quarantine all dogs that bite people. The quarantine is for no less than 10 days and is usually done at the dog owner’s home.

The purpose of the quarantine is to ensure that the dog does not have rabies. If the dog had rabies at the time it bit, the symptoms of rabies will be seen in that dog within 10 days following the bite.

Dog Bite Questions

If you have questions about a dog attack that occurred within the City of Springfield or anywhere in Clark County, please contact us to discuss the attack. There is no cost for an initial consultation and you are under no obligation to hire our law firm. We are happy to answer your questions and provide you with the guidance you’ll need 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.

Clark County Dog License

To comply with Ohio laws, a dog license must be obtained from the Clark County Auditor’s Office when a dog reaches 3 months old. The license must be renewed each year of the dog’s life.

You can register your dog online by visiting the Clark County Auditor’s website.

For more information about dog licenses in Clark County including current fees along with where and how to purchase a license, please visit this link: Clark County Dog Licensing

Beneficial Legal Help After a Dog Attack

If you, your spouse, your child or other loved one has been attacked and bitten by a dog, we are here to provide the legal help you will need. Please contact us for a free consultation with one of our experienced Ohio dog bite attorneys. You’ll get all your questions answered and learn what you need to know and what you need to do after a dog bite to protect yourself, your family and your future.

All initial consultations with an attorney at our law firm are completely free and you will be under no obligation to hire us. A free consultation is a great way to obtain professional legal guidance so you can decide if you need to hire a lawyer to protect your interests and recover compensation for your injuries and damages after a dog attack.

Please 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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