What Happens If I Killed A Dog After It Bit Me?

If you kill a dog that bit you, you have the duty to immediately notify the board of health for the district in which the bite occurred of the facts relative to the bite and the killing. In addition, you need to hold the body of the dog until that board of health claims it to perform tests for rabies.

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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