Easy Ways to File a Report at Anderson County Animal Control

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How to File Reports With Animal Control in Anderson County

department investigates animal cruelty cases and enforces animal-related laws.

If an animal in Anderson County has bitten you, you should file a report as soon as possible. If you're unsure what the process entails, DoNotPay can help.

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About Anderson County Animal Care & Control Center (ACACC)

The Anderson County Animal Care & Control Center deals with a variety of animal-related issues, including;

  1. Investigating animal cruelty and abuse cases, unsanitary conditions, complaints of animal noise annoyance, and abandoned animals
  2. Investigating animal bites - Animals that bite are quarantined and placed under observation to ensure no threat of rabies exists.
  3. Rescuing sick or injured animals
  4. Controlling stray and potentially dangerous animals roaming at large
  5. Transporting pets to the animal shelter where their owners can reclaim them

ACACC officers also handle routine calls and emergencies involving wild animals and pets. Additionally, they enforce the state's mandated animal ordinances and educate people on the humane treatment of animals and responsible pet ownership.

Anderson County Animal Care & Control: Location, Contact Details and Hours of Operation

The Anderson County Animal Care & Control contact information is as follows:

AddressAnderson County Courthouse

100 North Main Street, Suite 127 Clinton, TN 37716

Phone Number(865) 441-2068 or (865) 264-6180
Hours8 a.m-5 p.m. every Monday to Friday
Animal Shelter Hours9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays

You can call the ACACC phone numbers during office hours. In case an emergency occurs after hours, call 911.

Anderson County Dog Bite Laws

South Carolina has a strict liability statute on dog bites. Section 47-3-110 of the South Carolina Code dictates that the dog owner may be held liable for injuries sustained by a person bitten by the dog. Under the statute, the dog owner may not be responsible if the victim "provoked" the dog.

Anderson County bite laws dictate that the person bitten should promptly report the incident to Anderson County Animal Care and Control. Officers locate the animal, verify its vaccination status, and quarantine it for ten days after the date of the incident.

The ACACC generates a bite report that specifies the victim's information, animal owner's contact information, and details of the incident.

The ACACC retains one copy of the report and files the other at the Anderson County Health Department.

Can You Send Demand Letters To Someone for Dog Bites?

In Anderson County, you can send demand letters to the dog owner for dog bites if you are attacked or bitten by their dog. You don't have to prove that the owner knew the dog was susceptible to attack for them to be held liable.

How to Send Demand Letters To for a Dog Bite in Anderson County

If you are a dog bite victim, you can send demand letters to the dog owner through your lawyer/attorney. You can receive compensation under the South Carolina Code and negligence doctrines. DoNotPay's Send Demand Letters To Now product can help.

Here is how to send demand letters to for a dog bite in the small claims court.

If your damages from the injury are low, consider filing your lawsuit in a small claims court. They are less formal than other courts, and you don’t have to hire an attorney. The suing procedure varies by state, and here is a general guideline you should follow:

  1. Ensure your claim qualifies for small claims court, which means that the total amount of your monetary claim needs to be lower than $10,000.
  2. Write a demand letter to the dog’s owner, in which you will include a description of your injuries and economic and non-economic damages that you have suffered as a result of the dog bite.
  3. Fill out appropriate court forms that are provided to you.
  4. File your complaint form against the dog owner at the small claims court, in which you will state the incident that happened, how you expect to settle the matter, and attach evidence to strengthen your case.
  5. Serve your forms and letter to the dog owner, which means the dog owner will be notified that you are suing them.
  6. Defend your case in small claims court.

What Do I Do if an Animal in Anderson County Has Bitten Me?

If an animal in Anderson County has bitten you, contact the as soon as possible. The officers will carry out investigations to determine whether or not the animal owner was negligent. Animal control has the power to impound the animal after concluding that its owner was negligent.

After contacting animal control, file a police report.

How to Report an Animal-Related Injury on Your Own

When you get an animal-related injury, the first thing you should do is go to the emergency room (ER) for medical attention. At the ER, you'll get much-needed medical care and report the injury to your insurance company. Ask your doctor for a copy of the medical records. They will come in handy.

After leaving the ER, contact Anderson County Animal Control to report the incident and file a claim. Animal control will require you to give them the following information;

  • Date and time of the incident
  • Location of your injury
  • Type of animal that attacked you
  • Information (including contact info) of the animal owner
  • Videos or photos of the animal that attacked you
  • Copy of your medical records
  • Contact information of anyone that witnessed the attack.
  • Your insurance details, i.e., your insurer's name, policy number, and contact information

If you plan to press charges against the animal owner, you must file a police report. Ensure you have all the information listed above and the relevant documents. If your animal-related injury was severe, it would be best to hire a personal injury lawyer to get the compensation you deserve.

If you can't reach Anderson animal control or the police immediately, go to a police department and fill out a police report yourself.

How to Report an Animal-Related Incident on DoNotPay

Filing a report on an animal-related incident by yourself can be quite frustrating and time-consuming since it is a lengthy process. This is where DoNotPay comes in.

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 or government report on your behalf with your incident details. You should hear back from them directly with further questions/confirmation regarding your demands.

Why Use DoNotPay to Report an Animal-Related Injury?

The process of filing a report on an animal-related injury is cumbersome, especially if you are unfamiliar with it. DoNotPay makes this process easier and faster by giving you a detailed guide on filling the claim form. The best part is that it's free.

Additionally, DoNotPay generates relevant documents on your behalf and, if need be, refer you to an attorney. You can rest assured that we'll make the best case for you.

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