Marietta Ohio Dog Bites and Dog Attacks

Marietta and Washington County Dog Laws and Ordinances

Marietta Ohio and Washington County Dog Bite LawyerThe City of Marietta, Ohio and Washington 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 Marietta, Belpre, Beverly, Lower Salem, Lowell, Macksburg, Matamoras or any other city, town or village located within Washington County.

A directory of these local agencies is provided below.

Washington County, Ohio Dog Resource Directory

Washington County Public Health Department: (740) 374-2782
Washington County Auditor (Dog Licenses): (740) 373-0473
Washington County Sheriff: (740) 376-7070

What To Do If Bitten By A Dog in Washington County

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

Reporting a dog bite is important so Washington County Public Health 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 Washington County Public Health 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

Dog Bite Questions and Answers

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

Washington County Dog License

All dogs in Washington 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 Washington County including current fees, locations throughout the county where dog licenses can be obtained, and online purchasing options, please visit this link: Washington County Dog Licensing

Ohio Dog Bite Lawyer Free Consultation

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.

We serve clients throughout Ohio. 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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