What You Need to Know About Animal Control in Amarillo

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Learn About Amarillo Animal Control and How DoNotPay Works With Them

The Yellow Rose of Texas is no stranger to animals. With plenty of critters both domestic and wild roaming around, it's not hard to imagine that the people in charge of keeping them all under control have an important job. Learn about and what they do, as well as how DoNotPay makes it easy to contact them when you're in need of their services.

About Amarillo Animal Control

has several duties they perform throughout the city. Some of their jobs involve:

  • Investigating reports of animal abuse or mistreatment.
  • Picking up stray and lost animals.
  • Adopting animals.
  • Microchipping and vaccinating animals.
  • Spay and neuter programs.
  • Running the barn cat program.

Amarillo Animal Control Location, Hours, and Contact Details

The Amarillo Animal Management and Welfare office is open from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Tuesday to Friday, and 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturday.

AddressCity Hall on 601 S. Buchanan Street

Amarillo, TX 79101

Phone Number(806) 378-3000
Email Municipal Court at courts@amarillo.gov

Amarillo Dog Bite Laws

As a part of Texas, Amarillo's dog bite laws are Texas' dog bite laws. Whether you're a pet owner or just someone who might be near a dog at some point in your life, the ins and outs of these regulations are good to know. Some of the most important points in the law are as follows:

Who Is Liable If a Dog Bites Someone?

The Texas laws related to dog bites include portions of Texas Health and Safety Code Section 822.005, Section 822.042, and Section 822.044, with additional information in Texas Penal Code Section 6.03 and Texas Civil Code Section 16.003.

Unlike most states, Texas gives dog owners a lot of leeway in the event their animal bites someone. Dog owners are often not considered liable for the bite unless the victim can prove that the owner is at least 50% at fault for the bite. Essentially, this would mean proving that you didn't do anything to provoke the animal. You would also lose out if you happened to be on the owner's property, near the animal's enclosure or cage, or were part of a dog training exercise, or other lines of work where being bitten is considered a reasonable expectation.

This isn't true for dogs with a history of biting people though. Unlike in normal circumstances, if a dog has bitten someone in the past or displayed a history of aggressive behavior, the owner is meant to take precautions against the animal hurting people. If they display negligent behavior and someone gets hurt, they are much more likely to be found liable for the damages.

What to Do If You're Bitten By a Dog?

Seek medical attention immediately if you've been bitten by a dog to prevent infection or lasting injury. After that, report the animal and the incident by contacting animal control and the police.

Can You Send Demand Letters To Someone for Dog Bites?

You are allowed to send demand letters to the dog's owner in the event you've been bitten or attacked. Like we mentioned, however, you need a strong case in order to win due to Texas' many protections given to dog owners.

How to Send Demand Letters To for a Dog Bite in Amarillo on Your Own

Suing after a dog bite can be a lot of work. In addition to being injured and everything that comes with that, you'll need to deal with coordinating your evidence, hiring a lawyer, filling out forms, and so much more. DoNotPay and our Complaint Letters product provide a way to simplify all of this, letting you file for a lawsuit in minutes without nearly as much hassle as doing it yourself. That said, doing it yourself is very possible, and this is what you'll likely need to do to get your case going:

  1. Contact animal control to inform them that you've been bitten by a dog.
  2. Get the dog owner's contact information.
  3. Get in touch with a local lawyer to find someone who specializes in dog bite law to represent you.
  4. Explain the situation to your lawyer and say that you want to take action against the owner.
  5. Collect as much evidence as possible about the situation, including witness testimony. Keep a record of any expenses related to your medical care or lost property that resulted from the incident.
  6. Decide what you want from your lawsuit, be it compensation for your pain and suffering or reimbursement for medical debts.
  7. Sign off on the paperwork your attorney provides to file the case.

Reporting an Incident to Amarillo Animal Control With DoNotPay

DoNotPay makes it incredibly easy to contact the Amarillo Animal Management and Welfare office. Just follow these three easy steps to get started:

  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).

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 or confirmation regarding your demands.

DoNotPay Can Handle Animal Control Claims Across the Country

DoNotPay can help you contact animal control for a variety of issues in a variety of places, not just Texas. We file for clients in major cities like LA, Atlanta, and Miami, as well as states like California, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. If there's an animal, we'll help you get it the help it needs from animal control.

What Else Can DoNotPay Do?

DoNotPay's services don't end with contacting animal control. We have a variety of products you might like to try, some of which include:

Whether it's dog bites or something else, DoNotPay makes it easy to get the help you need. Try us out today for an easier and simpler life.

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