Greenville Dog Bites and Dog Attacks

Greenville and Darke County Dog Laws and Ordinances

Greenville, Ohio and Darke County Dog Bite LawyerThe City of Greenville, Ohio and Darke County have specific dog laws and ordinances in place to control and govern the behavior and actions of dogs and the responsibilities of dog owners, keepers and harborers.

These local laws coincide with Ohio’s dog laws.

There are local agencies that should be contacted when a dog attack has taken place anywhere in Greenville, Ansonia, Gettysburg, Rossburg, Wayne Lakes, Yorkshire, Wayne Lakes, Versailles, Osgood, Ithaca, Hollansburg, Arcanum, Castine, Bradford, Union City, North Star, Gordon, Palestine or any other town or village located within Darke County.

A directory of these local agencies is provided below.

Darke County, Ohio Dog Resource Directory

Darke County Health Department: (937) 548-4196
Darke County Animal Shelter: (937) 547-1645
Darke County Humane Society: (937) 548-1009
Darke County Auditor (Dog License): (937) 547-7310
Darke County Sheriff Department: (937) 548-2020
City of Greenville: (937) 548-1103
Village of Ansonia: (937) 337-6781
Village of Arcanum: (937) 692-8500
Village of Bradford: (937) 448-2718
Village of Gettysburg: (937) 447-2171
Village of Versailles: (937) 526-3294

What To Do If Bitten By A Dog in Darke County, Ohio

For tips and useful information on what you should do if bitten by a dog, we put together a dog bite checklist. View this dog bite checklist by visiting the following link: Dog Bite Checklist

When a dog bites someone, the attack must be reported to the Darke County Health Department. Dogs that bite a person are required to be quarantined for ten days after the bite even if the dog is current on its rabies vaccine.

Beware of What an Insurance Company  Offers

If you have questions about a dog attack that occurred within the City of Greenville or anywhere in Darke County, please contact us to 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.

If you have been bitten by a dog and the dog owner’s insurance company has contacted you to discuss a settlement for your injuries and damages, please contact us to discuss whether or not the amount being offered is fair before accepting anything.

Many times the offer will not be a fair value for the injuries and damages you suffered. We will be able to help you determine if it is.

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.

Darke County Dog License

Darke County Dog Laws and OrdinancesAll dogs 3 months of age and older must be licensed. New dog licenses are sold between December 1 and January 31. Dogs acquired after January 31 must be licensed immediately to avoid penalty fees. Licensing is a requirement of Ohio law.

Licensing a dog is a requirement of Ohio law and carries a fine for failure to do so. The license is a lost dog’s ticket home. The license will identify the owner if the dog is lost or found running at large. If a dog is lost with it’s license attached, the owner will be contacted by phone or certified letter to let the owner know the dog has been impounded and where the owner can retrieve it. With the license it will be held 14 days, without, it can be sold after 3 days according to Ohio law.

The current dog license attached to a dog’s collar will identify the owner should the dog become lost. Anyone finding a dog can call the Darke Sheriff’s Department or Darke County Animal Shelter and get owner information. If a dog is impounded by the Darke County Animal Shelter and is wearing its license, the owner will be notified. Dogs not wearing a license are held three days for reclamation.

Under Ohio Law, each stray dog must be held for 72 hours prior to adoption. Dogs with current licenses are held for 14 days. During the holding period, every attempt is made to locate the owner of the dog, including a certified letter to the owner of record for dogs with current licenses.

Dog license can be purchased from the Darke County Animal Shelter at 5066 County Home Rd. Greenville or the Darke County Auditors Office at 520 S. Broadway in Greenville.

For more information about licensing a dog in Darke County, Ohio including online dog registration,  please visit this link:  Darke County Auditor (Dog Licensing)

Contact Us At Any Time

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

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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