Cambridge Dog Bites and Dog Attacks

Cambridge and Guernsey County Dog Laws and Ordinances

Cambridge Ohio Dog Bite LawyerThe City of Cambridge, Ohio and Guernsey  County have dog ordinances in place to govern dogs, their behavior and the responsibilities of dog owners, keepers and harborers.

These local laws co-exist with Ohio’s state-level laws relating to dogs.

There are local agencies that should be contacted when a dog attack has taken place anywhere in Cambridge, Byesville, Cumberland, Fairview, Lore City, Pleasant City, Quaker City, Old Washington, Salesville, Senecaville or any other city, town or village located within Guernsey County.

A directory of these local agencies is provided below.

Guernsey County, Ohio Dog Resource Directory

Cambridge- Guernsey County Health Department: (740) 439-3577
Guernsey County Dog Warden: (740) 432-2219
Guernsey County Auditor (Dog Licenses): (740) 432-9240
Guernsey County Sheriff: (740) 439-4455
City of Cambridge Police Department: (740) 439-6357

What To Do If Bitten By A Dog in Guernsey County

The following are general instructions to follow if you are bitten by a dog. For more specific information, please contact the Cambridge-Guernsey County Health Department:

1.  Immediately flush the dog bite wound with soap and water.

2.  Contact your family physician or medical professional to see if additional treatment is necessary.

3.  Report the dog bite to the Cambridge-Guernsey County Health Department. The Health Department will want to know the following if possible:

  • A description of the dog.
  • The dog’s last known location.
  • How the dog bite happened.
  • The dog’s health and behavior at the time of the attack.
  • Address and telephone number of the dog’s owner, harborer or keeper.
  • The dog’s vaccination history.

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

All dog bites reported in Guernsey County are investigated by the County Health Sanitarians. A dog that has bitten someone will need to be detained and quarantined for a period of 10 days for observation. During a rabies quarantine, the dog must be confined in a building, in a pen or on a chain at all times. The dog must be kept under control of its owner, harborer or keeper until the quarantine period is over and the dog has been examined and evaluated by a licensed veterinarian. If the dog cannot be properly quarantined and kept under control by its owner, harborer or keeper, the dog will be ordered to be quarantined with a veterinarian or the Guernsey County Dog Warden.

Where To Turn For Answers To Dog Bite Questions

If you have questions about a dog attack that occurred within the City of Cambridge or anywhere in Guernsey 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 live chat representatives or sending us a website message.

Guernsey County Dog License

Guernsey County Ohio Dog lawsDog licenses must be obtained from Guernsey County when a dog reaches 3 months old. The license must be renewed each year of the dog’s life unless a three-year dog license or a permanent dog license is purchased.

For more information about dog licenses in Guernsey County and locations throughout the county where dog licenses can be obtained, please contact the Guernsey County Auditor’s Office. The link to the Guernsey County Auditor’s website and the telephone to this office is listed above in the Guernsey County, Ohio Dog Resource Directory.

Ready To Take Your Call After a Dog Attack

If you, your child, your spouse or a loved one has been bitten by a dog, we’re standing by to take your call. 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 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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