Sidney Dog Bites and Dog Attacks

Sidney and Shelby County Dog Laws

Sidney Ohio dog bite lawyerThe City of Sidney, Ohio and Shelby County have dog laws and ordinances that govern dogs, the behavior of dogs and the duties and responsibilities of dog owners, keepers and harborers.

These local level laws exist in conjunction with state level dog laws.

There are local agencies that should be contacted when a dog attack has taken place anywhere in Sidney, Anna, Botkins, Fort Loramie, Jackson Center, Kettlersville, Lockington, Port Jefferson, Russia or any other city, town or village located within Shelby County.

A directory of these local agencies is provided below.

Shelby County, Ohio Dog Resource Directory

Sidney-Shelby County Health Department: (937) 498-7249
Shelby County Dog Warden: (937) 498-7201
Shelby County Sheriff Department: (937) 498-1111
Shelby County Auditor (Dog Licenses): (937) 658-6220
City of Sidney: (937) 498-2351

Shelby County Dog Bite Reporting Requirement

If you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog, seek appropriate professional medical attention immediately.

All dog bite incidents must be reported to the Sidney-Shelby County Health Department.

Once a dog bite incident report is filed with the Sidney-Shelby County Health Department, the owner of the dog is notified of quarantine requirements. Once the quarantine period is over, a licensed veterinarian must examine the dog to verify the dog’s health and update its rabies vaccination.

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 Your Questions and Review Your Options

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

Shelby County Dog License Information

shelby county ohio dog laws and ordinancesPer Ohio law, dog licenses must be obtained from Shelby County when a dog reaches 3 months old. The license must be renewed each year of the dog’s life.

In addition to the legal requirement, there is another very good reason to license your dog. If your dog should stray from your care and supervision, the dog can easily be identified and returned safely to you by comparing the license number to Shelby County records.

Ohio Law requires a dog warden to hold a licensed dog for at least 14 days before destroying it or adopting it out. An unlicensed dog may be legally disposed of after only a 3-day holding period. For these reasons any dog not covered under a kennel license must wear the tag at all times, even if the dog is normally confined to the house.

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

Contact Our Ohio Dog Bite Lawyers

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

Just call us at 1-888-998-9101, chat with one of our 24-hour live chat representatives or send us a website message.

More Information About Dog Bites:

Ohio Dog Bite Laws
Dog Bite Book
What To Do If Bitten By A Dog
Children’s Dog Bite Prevention Video
About Our Dog Bite Law Firm

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