Elyria Ohio Dog Bites and Dog Attacks

Elyria and Lorain County Dog Laws and Ordinances

Elyria Ohio Dog Bite LawyeThe City of Elyria, Ohio and Lorain 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 Elyria, Amherst, Avon, Avon Lake, Lorain, North Ridgeville, Oberlin, Sheffield Lake, Vermilion or any other city, town or village located within Lorain County.

A directory of these local agencies is provided below.

Lorain County, Ohio Dog Resource Directory

Lorain County Public Health Department: (440) 322-6367
Lorain County Auditor (Dog Licenses): (440) 329-5207
Lorain County Sheriff: (440) 329-3709
Lorain County Dog Kennel: (440) 326-5995
City of Elyria Police Department: (440) 323–3302

What To Do If Bitten By A Dog in Lorain County

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

Reporting a dog bite is important so Lorain County Health Department can locate the dog and implement quarantine. A healthy dog that bites or otherwise exposes a person should be quarantined for a specific period of time from the date of the exposure. The quarantine period is based on the length of time that the rabies virus may be excreted in the saliva prior to the onset of rabies symptoms.

If the dog shows no clinical signs of rabies during the quarantine period, it should be examined by a licensed veterinarian, declared free from rabies and properly vaccinated. If any signs of illness occur during quarantine, it should be reported to the Lorain County Health Department and the dog examined by a veterinarian immediately.

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

Lorain County Dog Bite Questions and Answers

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

We’ve also put together a list of common questions people ask us about dog bite incidents along with our answers. You can view this list of questions by visiting this link: Frequently Asked Questions About Dog Bites.

Lorain County Dog License

All dogs in Lorain County more than three months of age must be licensed. The standard licensing period runs December 1 to January 31. Licenses purchased after January 31 are subject to a late penalty.

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

Experienced Ohio Dog Bite Lawyer

If you, your spouse, your son, your daughter or other loved one has been bitten by a dog, it’s important to get experienced legal assistance.

Please contact our Ohio law firm 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.

A free consultation with an attorney in our law firm is just that – FREE. There is no cost whatsoever and you will be under no obligation to hire our law firm.

We serve clients throughout Ohio including the City of Elyria and Lorain County. 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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