Ironton Dog Bites and Dog Attacks

Ironton and Lawrence County Dog Laws and Ordinances

City of Ironton Ohio and Lawrence County Dog Laws and OrdinancesThe City of Ironton, Ohio and the villages located in Lawrence County have laws and ordinances in place to protect citizens and visitors from dog attacks and injuries. These laws and ordinances coincide with Ohio laws governing dogs, their behavior and the responsibilities of dog owners, harborers and keepers.

Local government agencies need to be contacted when a dog attack has taken place anywhere in Ironton, Athalia, Chesapeake, Coal Grove, Hanging Rock, Proctorville, South Point or any other city, town or village located within Lawrence County. A directory of these local agencies is provided below.

Lawrence County Dog Bite Requirements

If you have been bitten by a dog in Ironton or anywhere in Lawrence County, it’s important to seek appropriate medical treatment immediately.

When a dog bites a person within Lawrence County, the attacks are investigated to prevent the spread of rabies. Dog bites are required to be reported to the Lawrence County Health Department. The telephone number and link to the health department’s website are provided below in the Lawrence County Directory of Dog Resources.

The dog must be placed in quarantine for a minimum of 10 days from the day of the bite. While in quarantine, the dog must be isolated and enclosed in a restricted area under the dog owners control or at a pound or kennel. The dog’s owner is responsible for any costs associated with the quarantine. During the quarantine period, the dog’s owner must provide documentation which shows the dog is current with rabies vaccinations. If it is not current, the dog shall not be immunized until the initial quarantine period ends.

If the dog becomes ill, dies, is lost, or is relocated during the quarantine period, the dog’s owner is responsible to notify the Lawrence County Health Department immediately.

If rabies symptoms are identified during the quarantine period, the Lawrence County Health Department will require the dog to examined by a licensed veterinary at the expense of the dog’s owner. The dog shall remain in quarantine until it is properly vaccinated by a licensed veterinarian and documentation of the rabies vaccination is provided to the Lawrence County Health Department.

To see a checklist of what you should do after a dog bite, please visit this link: https://dogbitesohio.com/what-to-do-if-bitten-by-dog/

City of Ironton Dog Classifications

Dangerous Dog

The City of Ironton defines a Dangerous dog as:

A dog that, without provocation, and subject to division Ohio R.C. 955.11(B), has done any of the following:

1. Caused injury, other than killing or serious injury, to any person;
2. Killed another dog;
3. Been the subject of a third or subsequent violation of Ohio R.C. 955.22(C) or any substantially equivalent municipal ordinance.

A Dangerous dog does not include a police dog that has caused injury, other than killing or serious injury, to any person or has killed another dog while the police dog is being used to assist
one or more law enforcement officers in the performance of their official duties.

Nuisance Dog

The City of Ironton defines a Nuisance dog as:

Subject to Ohio R.C. 955.11(B), “nuisance dog” means a dog that without provocation and while off the premises of its owner, keeper, or harborer has chased or approached a person in either a menacing fashion or an apparent attitude of attack or has attempted to bite or otherwise endanger any person.

A Nuisance dog does not include a police dog that, while being used to assist one or more law enforcement officers in the performance of official duties, has chased or approached a person in either a menacing fashion or an apparent attitude of attack or has attempted to bite or otherwise endanger any person.

Vicious Dog

The City of Ironton defines a Vicious dog as:

A dog that, without provocation and subject to division Ohio R.C. 955.11(B), has killed or caused serious injury to any person. A Vicious dog does not include either of the following:

1. A police dog that has killed or caused serious injury to any person while the police dog is being used to assist one or more law enforcement officers in the performance of their official duties;
2. A dog that has killed or caused serious injury to any person while a person was committing or attempting to commit a trespass or other criminal offense on the property of the owner, keeper, or harborer of the dog.

Pursuant to the City of Ironton, Ohio Code of Ordinances, there are special requirements for dangerous dogs, vicious dogs and nuisances dogs. To view these requirements, please visit this link: City of Ironton Code of Ordinances

Dog Bite Questions

If you have questions about a dog attack that occurred within the City of Ironton, Ohio or anywhere in Lawrence 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 attack.

We’re available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day including holidays by calling 1-888-998-9101, chatting with one of our live chat representatives or sending us a website message.

Licensing a Dog in Lawrence County

Lawrence County and Ironton Ohio dog bite lawyerDog licenses must be obtained from Lawrence County when a dog reaches 3 months old. The license must be renewed each year of the dog’s life.

Dog licenses in Lawrence County may be purchased on-line by visiting the following link:  Lawrence County, Ohio Dog Licensing

For more information about dog licenses in Lawrence County please call the Lawrence County Auditor’s Office via the telephone number or visit the link in the below Dog Resource Directory.

Directory of Lawrence County, Ohio Dog Resources

Lawrence County Public Health Department: (740) 532-3962
Lawrence County Sheriff: (740) 532-3525
Lawrence County Auditor (Dog License): (740) 533-4310
Lawrence County Dog Warden: (740) 533-1736
City of Ironton: (740) 532-2338
Village of Proctorville : (740) 886-6691
Village of South Point: (740) 377-4011

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If you, your spouse, your child or other loved one has been attacked and bitten by a dog, 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. We handle dog bite cases across Ohio including Ironton and Lawrence County. When you reach out to us, you’ll learn what you need to know and what you need to do after a dog bite to protect yourself, your family and your future.

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