What You Need to Know About Anchorage Animal Control

Animal Control What You Need to Know About Anchorage Animal Control

How To Reach Anchorage Animal Control Easily

Anchorage Animal Control is a government-provided service that covers the entire municipality of Anchorage. Its services range from adoptable dogs and cats to pet licenses, animal surrender, and more. One service that many do not know Animal Control deals with is animal bites. In fact, Anchorage law requires all animal bites to be reported to animal control. If you are a victim of an animal-related injury, it can be challenging to know where to turn. You deserve compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, emotional trauma, and more. The process can be long, daunting, and not worth the hassle if you pursue compensation by yourself. There's no need to stress. DoNotPay can help you receive compensation much quicker and without the hassle.

Anchorage Animal Control Contact Information

There are several ways you can get in touch with Anchorage Animal Control, below are the contact information:

Address4711 Elmore Road Anchorage, AK 95507
Phone Number(907-343-8119
Office HoursMonday - Friday: 11:00  AM - 7:00 PM

Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Animal dispatch can be reached at 907-343-8119 or acdispatch@muni.org.

Anchorage Animal Control Services

Anchorage Animal Control offers a variety of services to the community, including:

  • Adoptions - The community can adopt animals that are available in the shelter.
  • Animal surrender - If you are no longer able to care for your animal for one reason or another, you can surrender it to Anchorage Animal Control.
  • Lost & found pets - If you have found a lost pet, you can bring it to Animal Control, who will then hold it in hopes it can be reunited with its owner.
  • Owner requested euthanasia
  • Dog license sales
  • Volunteer program

What are Anchorage's Dog Bite Laws? 

First, the Anchorage law requires that all animal bites be reported to Animal Control. If possible, the animal needs to be held by Animal Control and guaranteed for rabies observation. Alaska does not have a dog bite statute. It is a one-bite state. The one-bite rule means that if the owner knows the animal has dangerous or aggressive tendencies then the owner of the animal will be held strictly liable for injuries that are caused by that animal. However, under Alaska law, victims may be able to claim compensation under negligence by claiming that the owner did not do its due diligence, which resulted in a dog bite.

The bottom line is that if you are a victim of a dog bite, the courts may not automatically hold the owners liable, so it is important to make the best case possible from the very beginning.

Can You Sue Someone for Dog Bites? 

Yes, if you are a victim of a dog bite, you can sue the animal owner for medical bills, lost wages, emotional and mental trauma, vet bills, and more. Keep in mind that you must report the animal bite immediately to Animal Control. Failure to report can weaken your case and make it even more difficult to receive compensation.

DoNotPay's Sue Now solution is the easiest way for victims of animal-related injuries to receive compensation. This product can help you generate demand letters, sue for damages, and much more.

How to Report a Dog Bite On Your Own

Within 12 hours, you should report an animal attack to Animal Control. If you choose to pursue the issue by yourself, here are the steps you should take:

  1. Write down as many details as you can think of, including a description of the animal, owner's information, nature of the bite, and extent of the injuries.
  2. Retrieve Animal Control's phone number.
  3. Get in touch with the right person from Animal Control and report the animal bite.
  4. You may receive a callback with further questions or to clarify the situation.
  5. Be sure to report the animal bite to your doctor when you go for medical attention.
  6. Pursue further compensation if you desire.

The entire process from start to finish can take weeks, months, or even years if the owner denies responsibility for the animal bite. In an already emotional and traumatizing situation, the last thing you need is more stress. Fortunately, DoNotPay offers a less stressful alternative.

How DoNotPay Can Help You Report an Animal Bite and Receive Compensation

If you want to report an animal-related injury but don't know where to start, DoNotPay has you covered in 3 easy steps:

  1. Search "animal" on DoNotPay, find the Animal Control product, and select whether you've sustained a physical injury.


  2. Select whether you would like to report this incident to your local government agency, or demand compensation from the pet owner.


  3. Tell us more about the incident, including when and where you were injured, a description of the animal that caused the injury, and the contact information for the pet owner (if known).


And that's it! DoNotPay will file the demand letter on your behalf with your animal bite details. You should hear back from them directly with further questions and confirmation regarding your demands.

Why Should You Use DoNotPay? 

DoNotPay is fast, easy, and successful. DoNotPay helps you fast-track the process by generating a demand letter and reporting the incident for you. Our solution will also help you sue responsible parties in small claims court and keep track of every step you need to take. Rest assured that DoNotPay will make sure your case is the best it can be to give you the highest chance of success. 

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