What Happens After I Report The Dog Bite?

After local officials receive a report that your dog has bitten someone, a local board of health officer will order you to confine the dog in a manner that they direct. If you fail to listen to the order, then the local board of health will take your dog and impound it. After it is impounded, the board has the discretion of whether or not to destroy the dog.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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