Bites

As a citizen it is my responsibility to...

Report bite incident to Animal Control & Protection, ideally within 24 hours.  (If the bite has broken the skin, the bite victim should seek medical attention and report the incident immediately.)  Include a description of the animal involved, the circumstances of the bite, and the pet owner's name and address.  If the owner of the animal is not known, the last location of the animal is extremely helpful.  If the animal can be held until an officer arrives or if it can be located by the Animal Control Officer, it will be impounded.  Report description of any aggressive animal, its location, and the owner's address (if known) to Animal Control & Protection.

It is the responsibility of the city to...

The bite animal will be quarantined for a ten-day period and proper rabies vaccination and registration verified.   The Health Department often assists with the quarantine and bite investigation.  Officers will respond immediately and impound aggressive animals running loose or issue a citation if a violation is witnessed.

If I am interested, who do I contact...

Animal Control & Protection, Bowling Green Police Department, 393-4000

Warren County Health Department, 842-0061

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