Ashland Dog Bites and Dog Attacks

Ashland City and County Dog Laws

Ashland Ohio Dog Bite LawyerThe City of Ashland, Ohio and Ashland County have dog laws and ordinances that govern dogs, the behavior of dogs and the duties and responsibilities of dog owners, keepers and harborers.

These local level laws exist in conjunction with state level dog laws.

There are local agencies that should be contacted when a dog attack has taken place anywhere in Ashland, Bailey Lakes, Hayesville, Jeromesville, Loudonville, Mifflin, Perrysville, Polk, Savannah or any other city, town or village located within Ashland County.

A directory of these local agencies is provided below.

Ashland County, Ohio Dog Resource Directory

Ashland County-City Health Department: (419) 282-4231
Ashland County Dog Warden and Dog Shelter: (419) 289-1455
Ashland County Sheriff Department: (419) 289-3911
Ashland County Auditor (Dog Licenses): (419) 282-4235
City of Ashland: (419) 289-1911

Ashland County Dog Bite Reporting and Quarantine

If you or a loved one is bitten by a dog, the Ashland County-City Health Department recommends that you either contact your family doctor immediately or visit a hospital emergency room. If your pet has been bitten, contact your veterinarian.

All dog bites within Ashland County, Ohio must be reported to the Ashland County-City Health Department. A report can be filed by visiting this link: Electronic Mammal Bite Report Form 

The Environmental Health Division of the Ashland County-City Health Department investigates all reported dog bites.

State and local regulations require that any dog who has bitten a human must be quarantined to prevent the spread of rabies. Rabies is a viral disease that affects mammals and people. It is almost always fatal. The rabies virus is found in the saliva of affected animals, most often raccoons, skunks and bats, and is spread by a bite or scratch. Bats, raccoons and skunks pose the greatest risk of rabies in Ohio.

Rabies Protection

To protect yourself and your family against rabies:

  • Avoid contact with wild animals and animals you do not know.
  • Vaccinate your pets against rabies and keep them current on their shots.

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 To Your Questions and Review Your Options

If you have questions about a dog attack that occurred within the City of Ashland or anywhere in Ashland 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 1-888-998-9101, chatting with one of our 24-hour live chat representatives or sending us a website message.

Ashland County Dog License Information

Ashland County Ohio Dog Laws and OrdinancesOhio law requires any dog over the age of three (3) months to have a license within 30 days of ownership. Any license purchased after thirty (30) days of ownership, or renewed after the annual renewal period between December 1 through January 31 must include a penalty equal to the cost of the license.

Your dog’s license may be purchased at the Ashland County Auditor’s office Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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

Contact Our Ohio Dog Bite Lawyers

If you, your child, your spouse or a loved one has been bitten by a dog, we are here to take your call or receive your message.

Please contact us at any time including weekends, evenings and holidays 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 1-888-998-9101, chat with one of our 24-hour live chat representatives or send us a website message.

More Dog Bite Resources and Information:

Ohio Dog Bite Laws
Dog Bite Book
What To Do If Bitten By A Dog
Children’s Dog Bite Prevention Video
About Our Dog Bite Law Firm

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