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Xenia Dog Bites and Dog Attacks

Xenia and Greene County Dog Laws and Ordinances

City of Xenia and Greene County Dog Bite LawyerThe City of Xenia, Ohio and Greene County have local dog laws and ordinances in place that govern dogs, their behavior and the responsibilities of dog owners, keepers and harborers.

These local laws supplement Ohio’s state-level dog laws.

There are local agencies that must be contacted when a dog attack has taken place anywhere in Xenia, Beavercreek, Bellbrook, Centerville, Fairborn, Yellow Springs, Jamestown, Cedarville, Kettering, Huber Heights, Bowersville or any other city, town or village located within Greene County.

A directory of these local Greene County area agencies is provided below.

Greene County, Ohio Dog Resource Directory

Greene County Combined Health District: (937) 374-5600
City of Xenia: (937) 372-9901
City of Beavercreek: (937) 426-5100
City of Bellbrook: (937) 848-3252
City of Centerville: (937) 433-7151
City of Fairborn: (937) 754-3030
City of Huber Heights: (937) 233-1423
City of Kettering: (937) 296-2400
Village of Bowersville: (937) 453-2266
Village of Jamestown: (937) 675-4111
Village of Yellow Springs: (937) 767-7206

What Happens and What To Do When A Dog Bites

If you have been involved in a dog bite incident you should seek immediate guidance from your personal physician, family physician or appropriate professional health care provider.

Whenever someone is bitten by a dog, it must be reported within twenty-four (24) hours to the Greene County Combined Health District. The report must be made by the person who was bitten (or his or her parent, guardian or spouse) or anyone with knowledge of the bite incident such as a healthcare provider or veterinarian.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Greene County Combined Health District, all dogs that are involved in biting incidents are required to be quarantined for a period of 10 days.

Prior to being released from quarantine the dog must be observed by Greene County Health District personnel and current on its rabies immunization.

A dog that dies during the quarantine period is sent to the Ohio Department of Health laboratory for analysis.

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

Xenia Dangerous and Vicious Dogs Ordinance

City of Xenia Ohio Dangerous and Vicious Dogs OrdinanceThe City of Xenia defines a dangerous dog as a dog that has, without provocation, chased or approached in either a menacing fashion or an apparent attitude of attack, or has attempted to bite or otherwise endanger any person while that dog is off the premises of its owner, keeper or harborer or some other responsible person, or not physically restrained or confined in a locked pen which has a top, locked fenced yard, or other locked enclosure which has a top.

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

The City of Xenia defines a vicious dog as a dog that, without provocation meets any of the following criteria:

1. Has killed or caused serious injury to any person;
2. Has caused injury, other than killing or serious injury, to any person, or has attacked, injured or killed another dog or domestic animal in a location other than the one in which the dog is normally housed; or
3. Belongs to a breed that is commonly known as a pit bull terrier, canary dog or American bulldog over three months of age. dog. The ownership, keeping or harboring of such a breed of dog shall be prima facie evidence of the ownership, keeping or harboring of a vicious dog.

A vicious dog does not include either of the following:

1. A police dog that has killed or caused serious injury to any person or that has caused injury, other than killing or serious injury, to any person while the police dog is being used to assist law enforcement officers in the performance of their official duties; or
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.

Answers for Your Dog Bite Questions

If you have questions about a dog attack that occurred within the City of Xenia or anywhere in Greene County, please do not hesitate to contact us and discuss the attack at no cost and without any obligation whatsoever. 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 1-888-534-4850, chatting with one of our live chat representatives or sending us a website message.

Greene County Dog License

Ohio law requires any dog over the age of three (3) months old to have a dog license. You have thirty (30) days from the date that you acquire a dog to purchase a dog license without incurring a penalty.

There are three (3) different dog licenses available:

  1. A single year dog license
  2. A three year dog license
  3. A permanent dog license

For more information about dog licenses in Greene County including costs, fees and a list of locations where a dog license can be purchased, please visit this link: Greene County, Ohio Dog License 

Waiting To Take Your Call After a Dog Bite Incident

If you, your daughter, your son, your spouse or any other loved one has been bitten by a dog, we’re waiting to take your call at any time of the day and any day of the week.

Please contact us 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.

Call us at 1-888-534-4850, chat with one of our 24-hour live chat representatives or send us a website message.

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