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Youngstown Dog Bites and Dog Attacks

Youngstown and Mahoning County Dog Laws and Ordinances

Youngstown and Mahoning County  Dog Laws and OrdinancesThe City of Youngstown, Ohio and Mahoning County have specific dog codes and ordinances in place for the safety and welfare of the public. These laws supplement Ohio laws related to dogs and the responsibilities of dog owners.

There are local agencies that should be contacted if you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog anywhere in Youngstown, Salem, Canfield, Columbiana, Struthers or any other city, town or village located within Mahoning County. A directory of these local agencies is provided at the bottom of this page.

Dog Bites in Youngstown and Mahoning County, Ohio

If you have been attacked and bitten by a dog anywhere in Mahoning County, seek medical treatment immediately.

As soon as possible and once you, your son, your daughter, your spouse or loved one has received the necessary medical attention, it’s important to contact both the Mahoning County Board of Health if you live outside the city limits of Youngstown or the Youngstown City Health District if you live within the city limits. In addition, you should contact the Mahoning County Dog Warden.

When someone is bitten by a dog, it must be reported to the Health Department within 24 hours. The dog that has bitten also must be quarantined for a minimum of 10 days by the dog’s owner, keeper or harborer, or by a dog pound or dog kennel. The quarantine of the dog will be supervised by the Health Department and will continue until the Health Department determines that the dog is not infected with rabies. During the confinement period the Health Department may require the dog to be examined by a licensed veterinarian. The veterinarian will report the finding of the examination to the Health Department. All costs and expenses associated with the quarantine and the examinations are the responsibility of the dog’s owner,  harborer or keeper.

We’ve created a complete checklist of what you should do after being bitten by a dog. To view this dog bite checklist, please visit this link: What To Do If Bitten By a Dog

Dog Bite Questions and Answers

If you have questions about a dog bite that occurred within the City of Youngstown or anywhere in Mahoning County, please contact us and discuss the dog attack free of charge and without any obligation whatsoever to hire our law firm. We are happy to provide you with a free consultation, answer your questions and provide you with guidance that’s useful after a dog bite incident.

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Vicious Dogs in Youngstown

Youngstown Ohio dog bite lawyerThe City of Youngstown Code of Ordinances defines a vicious dog as any dog that has a propensity, tendency or disposition to attack, to cause injury or otherwise endanger the safety of people or other domestic pets. A vicious dog can also be defined as any dog that attacks a person or a domestic pet without being provoked.

The owner, keeper, harborer or person have the care of a vicious dog must keep the dog confined to their premises. The dog cannot go outside their property unless it is securely leashed and restrained.

No Pit Bulls in Youngstown

Citizens of the City of Youngstown are not permitted to own, keep, harbor or possess a Pit Bull Terrier within the municipal limits of the city. The City of Youngstown defines a Pit Bull Terrier as any dog belonging to the breed of Staffordshire Bull Terrier or American Staffordshire Terrier, or any dog that is commonly known as a pit bull dog or pit bull terrier, or any mixed breed of dog which has the appearance and characteristics of belonging to such breed as identified by a veterinarian, dog warden, humane officer or other qualified person.

There are exceptions to the prohibition of Pit Bulls. To view the complete ordinance relating to Pit Bulls including the exceptions, please visit this link and search for Pit Bulls: City of Youngstown Code of Ordinances

Mahoning County Dog License

Mahoning County Ohio Dog LawsBy January 31st of each year, all dogs within Mahoning County that are 3 months old and older must be licensed. If a dog is acquired after January 31, it must be licensed immediately. Dog licenses must be renewed every year.

Licensing of dogs is a requirement of Ohio law. The license tag gets attached to your dog’s collar and identifies the owner should the dog ever become lost. If the dog is impounded by the Mahoning County Dog Warden and is wearing its dog license tag, the owner will be notified.

For more information about dog licenses in Mahoning County including costs, locations throughout the county where dog licenses can be purchased and on-line renewals, please visit this link:  Mahoning County Dog License

Mahoning County, Ohio Dog Resource Directory

Mahoning County Board of Health: (330) 270-2855
Youngstown City Health District: (330) 743-3333
Mahoning County Dog Warden: (330) 740-2205
City of Youngstown: (330) 747-7911
City of Campbell: (330) 755-1451
City of Canfield: (330) 533-4903
City of Columbiana: (330) 482-2173
City of Salem: (330) 337-7811
City of Struthers: (330) 755-9849

Contact Us After a Dog Attack, We Can Help

If you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog, 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 and your future.

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