Canton Dog Bites and Dog Attacks

Canton and Stark County Dog Laws and Ordinances

Canton, Ohio and Stark County Dog Laws and OrdinancesThe City of Canton, Ohio and Stark County have laws and ordinances in place that govern dogs and dog ownership to protect residents of the city and the county.

These laws coincide 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 within Canton, Massillon, Alliance, Canal Fulton or any other city, town or village located within Stark County, local agencies must be contacted.

After a dog bite it’s important to seek medical attention immediately. You must also contact the Stark County Health Department and the Stark County Dog Warden to report the dog bite incident. Any dog that has bitten someone must be quarantined for a period of 10 days.

Please contact us at any time of day and any day of the week for a free consultation with one of our experienced Canton, 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 1-888-998-9101, chatting with one of our 24-hour live chat representatives or sending us a website message.

Responsible Dog Ownership in Stark County

Stark County, Ohio offers these tips and recommendations for being a responsible dog owner and protecting the safety and well-being of all residents.

1.  Spay or neuter your dog. Dogs that have been spayed or neutered or three to four times less likely to bite and are less aggressive.

2.  Train your dog to be sociable so the dog feels comfortable around family, friends and other animals.

3.  Avoid placing your dog in situations where the dog feels threatened.

4.  Obey leash laws. Do not let dogs roam free. Properly restrain or contain your dog at all times while on your property. This may include placing the dog on a chain or in a cage or kennel. It also may include fencing your yard.

5.  Do not play aggressively with your dog. The dog will not be able to distinguish between play situations and real life situations.

6.  When someone comes to your door, make sure your dog is safely restrained or confined before opening the door.

7.  Keep your dog healthy with regular check-ups by a licensed veterinarian and maintain all shots and vaccinations including vaccinations for the rabies virus.

8.  Monitor your dog’s behavior. If you see the dog growling, nipping or biting seek advice from a professional veterinarian or dog trainer.

9. Never approach a dog that you do not know or is alone without it’s owner.

10. Teach children not to approach strange dogs and ask a dog’s owner permission before petting any dog.

Dog Bite Prevention Tips

Stark County Ohio Dog Bite Prevention TipsHere are tips from Stark County, Ohio for preventing dog bites:

1.  Do not disturb a dog that is eating, sleeping or caring for its puppies.

2.  Don’t pet a dog unless that dog sees you and smells you first. Otherwise, you may startle the dog.

3.  If you are approached by a stray dog, don’t run or scream. Freeze, remain calm, stand still with your hands close to your sides. Avoid direct eye contact with the dog and stay silent. Once the dog perceives you not to be a threat, it will most likely go away.

4.  If a dog knocks you to the ground curl up in a ball and place your hands over your ears. Lie still and stay quiet until the dog goes away.

5. If a dog tries to attack put anything in front of you and the dog so the dog bites that instead of you. This could be things like your coat, hat, book bag, purse, bike or cell phone.

The Stark County Dog Warden offers a Dog Bite Avoidance Training Program for elementary-age children and employees of jobs that are high-risk for incurring a dog bite.

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

Stark County Dog License

When a dog reaches 3 months old, it must have a dog license in Stark County, Ohio. The dog license must be renewed each year of the dog’s life.

For additional information on licensing a dog in Stark County including locations throughout the county where dog licenses can be obtained, costs and fees associated with a dog license and how to purchase a dog license on-line, please visit this link: Stark County Dog Program

Directory of Stark County, Ohio Dog Resources

Stark County Health Department: (330) 493-9904
Stark County Dog Warden: (330) 451-2343
City of Canton: (330) 489-3283
City of Massillon: (330) 832-9811
City of Alliance: (330) 821-9140
City of Canal Fulton: (330) 854-2225
City of Louisville: (330) 875-3321
City of North Canton: (330) 499-5911

Help and Answers for All Your Dog Bite Questions

If you need help after a dog bite incident or want answers for your questions about a dog attack that took place within the cities of Canton, Massillon, Alliance or anywhere else in Stark County, please contact us at your convenience to discuss the dog attack for free.

We are happy to answer all your questions and give you with the professional 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 1-888-998-9101, 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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