Circleville Dog Bites and Attacks

Circleville and Pickaway County Dog Laws

Circleville, Ohio and Pickaway County Dog Bite LawyerThe City of Circleville, Ohio and Pickaway County have dog laws and ordinances in place to protect the citizens and visitors of this area of Ohio. 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 Circleville, Ashville, Commercial Point, Darbyville, Harrisburg, New Holland, South Bloomfield, Tarlton, Williamsport or any other city, town or village located within Pickaway County, Ohio.

A directory of these local agencies is provided below.

Pickaway County, Ohio Dog Bite Directory

Pickaway County General Health District: (740) 477-9667
Pickaway County Sheriff Department: (740) 474-2176
Pickaway County Dog Warden: (740) 474-3741
Pickaway County Auditor (Dog Licenses): (740) 474-4765
City of Circleville: (740) 474-8888

Dog Bite Reporting and Rabies Quarantine

If you or a loved one is bitten by a dog, the Pickaway County General Health District recommends that you either contact your family doctor immediately or visit a hospital emergency room. If your pet has been bitten, contact a local veterinarian.

When a dog bite is reported to the Pickaway County General Health District as a result of a person being bitten by a dog, the Environmental Health Division conducts a dog bite investigation to determine if the dog has or is experiencing signs of rabies. The ultimate goal of the investigation is to detect for rabies, and if the person bitten by the dog has been exposed to rabies, then post exposure treatment for rabies is required.

If you have been bitten by a dog, please contact the Pickaway County General Health District at your earliest convenience so an investigation can be conducted promptly. An Animal Bite Report Form can be downloaded from the Pickaway County General Health District by visiting this link: Pickaway County Animal Bite Report Form

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 and Your Options

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

Pickaway County Dog License Information

Pickaway 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 to have your dog licensed, it also helps Pickaway County find and return your dog to you in the event your dog becomes lost.

Your dog’s license may be purchased at the Pickaway County Auditor’s office. This office is open Monday through Friday.

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

Experienced 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.

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