Celina Ohio Dog Bites and Dog Attacks

Celina and Mercer County Dog Laws and Ordinances

Celina Ohio and Mercer County Dog Laws and OrdinancesThe City of Celina, Ohio  and Mercer County have specific dog laws and ordinances in place that govern dogs, their behavior and the responsibilities of dog owners, keepers and harborers.

These local laws coincide with Ohio’s state-level dog laws.

There are local agencies that should be contacted when a dog attack has taken place anywhere in Celina, Burkettsville, Chickasaw, Coldwater, Fort Recovery, Mendon, Montezuma, Rockford, St. Henry or any other city, town or village located within Mercer County.

A directory of these local agencies is provided below.

Mercer County, Ohio Dog Resource Directory

Mercer County Health District: (419) 586-3251
Mercer County Dog Warden: (419) 942-1550
Mercer County Auditor (Dog Licenses): (419) 586-6402
Mercer County Sheriff: (419) 586-7724
City of Celina Police: (419) 586-2345

Celina Vicious Dog Ordinance

In the City of Celina, Ohio, a vicious dog is defined as:

1. Any dog with a known propensity, tendency or disposition to attack unprovoked, to cause injury or to otherwise endanger the safety of human beings or domestic animals; or

2. Any dog which has attacked a human being or domestic animal without provocation, and inflicted injury.

3. Any breed of dog or any mix breed of dog which contains as a element of its breeding, primarily or in part, a known propensity, tendency, or disposition for the purpose of dog fighting or any dog trained for dog fighting.

No person owning or harboring a vicious dog shall permit such dog to go unconfined on their premises.

A vicious dog is deemed to be unconfined if such dog is not securely confined indoors or confined in a securely enclosed and locked pen or a dog run area. Such pen or dog run area must also have either sides six feet high or a secure top. If the pen or structure has no bottom secured on the sides, the sides must be imbedded into the ground no less than one foot.

A vicious dog shall not be permitted to go beyond the premises of such person unless such dog is securely muzzled and restrained with a chain or leash not exceeding three feet in length.

Any person owning or harboring or having care of any vicious dog shall be liable for any claim, loss, damage or injury to persons resulting from acts, whether intentional or unintentional of the vicious dog.

In the event that the Mercer County Dog Warden or other law enforcement agent has probable cause to believe that a vicious dog is being harbored or housed in violation with the ordinances of the City of Celina, the Dog Warden or other law enforcement agent may seize and impound the vicious dog pending trial.

In the event that the dog warden or other law enforcement agent has probable cause to believe that a vicious dog has attacked a human being or a domestic animal, the dog warden or other law enforcement agent may seize, quarantine and impound the vicious dog pending trial.

For more information on City of Celina Dog Ordinances, please visit this link: Celina, Ohio Ordinances

What To Do If Bitten By A Dog in Mercer County

When a dog bites someone in Mercer County, it must be reported to the Mercer County Health District within 24 hours for further action and investigation.

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 as directed by the Mercer County Health District.

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 Dog Bite Questions

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

Mercer County Dog License

Mercer County Ohio Dog Laws and OrdinancesDog licenses must be obtained from Mercer County when a dog reaches 3 months old. The license must be renewed each year of the dog’s life unless a longer period of time license or a permanent dog license is purchased.

For more information about dog licenses in Mercer County and locations throughout the county where dog licenses can be obtained including online purchasing options, please visit this link: Mercer County Dog Tags

Our Experience Can Help You After a Dog Attack

If you, your spouse, your son, your daughter or other loved one has been bitten by a dog, we can provide you with the legal help needed after a dog attack. 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.

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