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Warren Dog Bites and Dog Attacks

Warren and Trumbull County Dog Laws and Ordinances

Warren, Ohio and Trumbull County Dog Bite LawyerThe City of Warren, Ohio and Trumbull County have laws and ordinances in place to govern dogs and dog ownership.

These laws exist in conjunction with the laws related to dogs and their owners found in the Ohio Revised Code.

If you, your spouse, your child or any other family member has been bitten by a dog within Warren, Cortland, Girard, Hubbard, Newton Falls, Niles or any other city, town or village located within Trumbull County, local agencies must be contacted.

After a dog bite it’s important to seek appropriate medical attention immediately. You must also contact the Trumbull County Health Department and the Trumbull County Dog Warden to report the dog bite incident. A Dog Bite Report form can be downloaded here: Trumbull County Health Department Animal Report Form.

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 lawyers. You’ll learn what you need to know and what you need to do after a dog bite to protect yourself and your future.

You can reach us at any time by calling 1-888-534-4850, chatting with one of our 24-hour live chat representatives or sending us a website message.

Rabies Vaccination Requirements for Dogs

It’s the duty of all dog owners or harborers who reside in Trumbull County, Ohio to have their dog vaccinated against rabies by a licensed veterinarian. Each owner or harborer of an unvaccinated dog or a dog whose vaccination has expired, shall cause such dog to be vaccinated. Each owner or harborer of a dog which has a currently valid vaccination shall cause such dog to be revaccinated on or before the expiration date of the current vaccination. Any person who becomes an owner or harborer of a dog shall have thirty (30) days from the date upon which he/she became an owner or harborer in which to secure a valid vaccination for his/her dog.

What To Do If Bitten By A Dog

Here are instructions to follow if you have been bitten by a dog from the Trumbull County Health Department’s website:

  1. Wash the wound with lots of soap and water right away.
  2. Call your doctor.
  3. Get the name and address of the dog’s owner.
  4. Call Trumbull County Health Department 330-675-2489

We also offer a free dog bite prevention and action kit. To download this kit, please visit this link: Ohio Dog Bite Prevention and Action Kit

Reporting a Dog Bite and What Happens

Trumbull County Ohio Dog bite laws and ordinancesWhen a person suffers a bite by a dog, a report of all facts relating to the incident shall be made to the Trumbull County Health Commissioner as soon as possible, but not later than, twenty-four hours from the time the bite occurred. If the Health Commissioner cannot be notified within these time limitations, such report shall be made to the local police or Trumbull County Sheriff.

The following persons shall have an affirmative duty of reporting to the Health Commissioner all information within their knowledge or in their possession concerning the bite incident:

  1. The attending physician to the bite victim;
  2. The dog bite victim;
  3. The owner or harborer of the biting animal; and
  4. Any person, including a veterinarian, having knowledge of the bite incident.

When it is reported to the Trumbull County Health Commissioner that a dog has bitten a person, such dog shall be quarantined under an order issued by the Health Commissioner. The Health Commissioner shall have the discretion to determine where such dog may be quarantined, but generally the dog may be quarantined at the residence of the owner or harborer, or at the Trumbull County Animal Shelter or other animal control facility, or kennel. In all cases, said quarantine shall be under the supervision of the Health Commissioner and shall be at the expense of the owner or harborer.

The quarantine shall continue until a veterinarian determines that the dog is not affected with rabies. The quarantine period required shall be for a minimum of ten days from the date on which the person was bitten. If at any time during the quarantine the dog exhibits signs of illness, dies or escapes from quarantine, the dog owner/harborer shall notify the Health Commissioner.

Examinations for symptoms of rabies shall be by a licensed veterinarian. The veterinarian shall report to the Health Commissioner the conclusions reached as a result of the examination. The expense of the examination shall be the dog’s owner or harborer’s responsibility. No dog shall be released from quarantine unless and until it is has been examined by a veterinarian, properly vaccinated against rabies, and written proof of such vaccination presented to the Health Commissioner.

Trumbull County Dog License

The Trumbull County Auditor issues dog licenses. When a dog reaches 3 months old, it must have a dog license and the license must be renewed each year of the dog’s life.

For additional information on licensing a dog in Trumbull County including costs, fees, obtaining a dog license registration form and locations throughout Trumbull County where dog licenses can be obtained, please visit this link: Trumbull County Dog Licenses and Information

Directory of Trumbull County, Ohio Dog Resources

Trumbull County Health Department: (330) 675-2489
Trumbull County Dog Warden: (330) 675-2787
Trumbull County Sheriff: (330) 675-2508
City of Warren: (330) 394-2521
City of Cortland: (330) 638-1000
City of Girard: (330) 545-0212
City of Hubbard: (330) 534-1133
City of Newton Falls: (330) 872-5757

Answers for Your Dog Bite Questions

If you need assistance after a dog bite incident and want answers for all your questions about a dog attack that took place within the cities of Warren, Girard, Cortland, Newton Falls, Hubbard or anywhere else in Trumbull County, please contact us immediately to discuss the attack for free.

We will gladly answer all your questions and provide you with the professional legal guidance needed after a dog attack. All our initial consultations are free and you are under no obligation to hire our law firm.

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.

We also offer dog bite victims a variety of free informational resources including a checklist of what to do after a dog bite, frequently asked dog bite questions and a free book we wrote titled:  When A Dog Bites Fight Back.

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