Tiffin Dog Bites and Dog Attacks

Tiffin and Seneca County Dog Laws

Tiffin Ohio and Seneca County Dog Laws and OrdinancesThe City of Tiffin, Ohio and Seneca County have dog laws and ordinances in place to protect the citizens and visitors of Seneca County. These laws govern dogs, their behavior and the responsibilities of dog owners, keepers and harborers.

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

There are local agencies that should be contacted when a dog attack has taken place anywhere in Tiffin, Fostoria, Attica, Bettsville, Bloomville, Green Springs, New Riegel, Republic or any other city, town or village located within Seneca County.

A directory of these local agencies is provided below.

Seneca County, Ohio Dog Resource Directory

Seneca County General Health District: (419) 447-3691
Seneca County Sheriff Department: (419) 447-3456
Seneca County Dog Warden: (419) 448-5097
Seneca County Auditor (Dog Licenses): (419) 447-0692
City of Tiffin: (419) 447-2323

Required Dog Bite Reporting and Quarantine

If you or a loved one is bitten by a dog, the Seneca County General Health District recommends that you either contact your family doctor immediately or visit a hospital emergency room. If your pet has been bitten, contact a local veterinarian.

All dog bites within Seneca County, Ohio must be reported to the Seneca County General Health District. The Environmental Health Division of the Seneca County General Health District investigates all reported dog bite incidents.

State and local regulations require that any dog who has bitten a human must be quarantined to prevent the spread of rabies. Rabies is a viral disease that affects mammals and people. It is almost always fatal. The rabies virus is found in the saliva of affected animals, most often raccoons, skunks and bats, and is spread by a bite or scratch. Bats, raccoons and skunks pose the greatest risk of rabies in Ohio.

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 Tiffin or anywhere in Seneca 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.

Seneca County Dog License Information

Seneca County Ohio Dog Laws and OrdinancesOhio law requires any dog over the age of three (3) months to have a license within 30 days of ownership. Any license purchased after thirty (30) days of ownership, or renewed after the annual renewal period between December 1 through January 31 must include a penalty equal to the cost of the license.

Your dog’s license may be purchased at the Seneca County Auditor’s office. This office is open Monday through Friday.

For more information about dog licenses in Seneca County and purchasing a dog license online, please visit this link: Seneca County Dog Licensing

Ohio Dog Bite Lawyers Who Are Ready To Help

If you, your child, your spouse or a loved one has been bitten by a dog, we are here to take your call or receive your message.

Please contact us at any time including weekends, evenings and holidays 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.

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