Bryan Dog Bites and Dog Attacks

Bryan and Williams County Dog Laws

Bryan Ohio and Williams County Dog Laws and OrdinancesThe City of Bryan, Ohio and Williams County have dog laws and ordinances in place to protect the citizens and visitors of Williams County. These laws govern dogs, their behavior and the responsibilities of dog owners, keepers and harborers.

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

There are local agencies that should be contacted when a dog attack has taken place anywhere in Bryan, Blakeslee, Edgerton, Edon, Holiday City, Montpelier, Pioneer, Stryker, West Unity or any other city, town or village located within Williams County.

A directory of these local agencies is provided below.

Williams County, Ohio Dog Resource Directory

Williams County Health Department: (419) 485-3141
Williams County Dog Warden: (419) 636-4659
Williams County Sheriff Department: (419) 636-3151
Williams County Auditor (Dog Licenses): (419) 636-5639
City of Bryan: (419) 633-6050

Williams County Dog Bite Reporting and Quarantine

If you or a loved one is bitten by a dog, the Williams County Health Department recommends that you thoroughly wash the wound with soap and water as soon as possible. All dog bite victims should immediately contact their family physician or seek treatment at the nearest hospital. If your pet has been bitten, contact a local veterinarian.

All dog bites within Williams County, Ohio must be reported to the Williams County Health Department. The Environmental Health Division of the Williams County Health Department investigates all reported dog bite incidents.

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.

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 Questions, Guidance and Options

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

Williams County Dog License Information

Williams 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.

Not only is it the law but there is another great reason for licensing your dog – if your dog goes missing, the Williams County Dog Warden can notify you that your pet has been found, enabling you to quickly claim him. Ohio law allows Williams County to hold a licensed dog for up to 14 days, after mailing a notice of its capture to the owner, before allowing it to be either sold or destroyed. (If a dog is unlicensed, Ohio law allows it to be either destroyed or sold after being held for only three days.)

Dog Tags (licenses) are issued by the Williams County Auditor, authorized humane societies, authorized dog wardens and their deputies, and other authorized agents.

For more information about dog licenses in Williams County and purchasing a dog license online, please visit this link: Williams County Dog Licensing

We Help People Throughout Ohio

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.

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