Animal Control in Laredo Tx: Steps to Take After an Incident

Animal Control Animal Control in Laredo Tx: Steps to Take After an Incident

How to File a Report With Animal Control Laredo TX

Dog bites and animal-related injuries are a common occurrence in the United States, with over four and a half million cases reported annually. Many of these injuries are serious and require medical attention. Some have caused disfigurement, loss of mobility, and, sadly, even death.

It is important to file a report with Animal Control Laredo Tx if you have been the victim of a dog bite or animal-related injury. DoNotPay offers a convenient, easy-to-use  to help solve this problem. We can even help you prepare a demand letter to claim compensation for your injuries and save you time and stress.

About Animal Control Laredo Tx

 in Laredo is open Monday through Friday, during normal business hours. They operate a shelter and are responsible for the care and safety of animals within the city limits.  

The Animal Control officer has the authority to levy fines, pick up at-risk animals, and work with local municipalities to enforce licensing and vaccination laws. The complete list of duties of the organization is contained in Chapter 6 of the Laredo City Code of Ordinances.

Here’s how you can reach animal control:

Address5202 Maher Ave, Laredo, TX 78041, United States
Phone Number956-625-1860
WebsiteLaredo Animal Care Services

If you are injured, always call 911 and seek emergency medical treatment immediately.

What to Do if You Are Bitten by a Dog in Laredo Texas

If you are the victim of a dog bite, attack, or injury caused by an animal within the city limits of Laredo, observe the following procedures:

  1. If injured, call 911 to dispatch police and if needed, emergency medical services, to your location.
  2. If the owner of the dog is available, ask them to restrain the dog to stop the attack and protect others.
  3. If you are able, gather as much information as you can:
  1. Name of the owner including address, phone number, etc.
  2. Description and any other information you can get on the dog.
  3. Location of the incident.
  4. The extent of your injuries.
  1. If your injuries are serious, seek medical attention immediately.
  2. File a report with the Animal Control Officer or with the police. State law requires that the owner file a report when their dog bites someone, but the victim can also file the report.
  3. If you are seeking compensation, prepare and serve a demand letter to the dog's owner.

Sometimes a demand letter may not get the compensation you need, so you may have to sue the dog's owner in court. Be sure to keep careful records of everything you do to protect your own interests.

Can You Sue Someone for a Dog Bite?

Absolutely! If someone else's dog injured you, you can seek compensation for your damages in court. Texas, however, has the "one bite rule," which basically means that the owner cannot be held responsible for damages unless the dog had bitten before or the owner was aware that the dog was dangerous.

If there is proof that the owner had knowledge of the dog's danger to others, they can be held responsible for damages. That is another reason it is so important to file a report with animal control.

What If You Are Unable to Do This on Your Own?

That's where DoNotPay comes in. Maybe you are injured and cannot file the report. Perhaps you are working the normal business hours that Animal Control is open. Or simply, possibly you are confused about what to do or overwhelmed on how to get it done.

DoNotPay can walk you through the or composing a demand letter.

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 You Should Use DoNotPay to Report an Animal-Related Incident.

You have had enough stress already. DoNotPay can help you by making the process:

  • Easy!  No filling out multiple tedious forms.
  • Fast!  In three easy steps, you are completely done.
  • Successful!  Don't worry if you did the report correctly, or if you sent it to the right place.

What Else Can DoNotPay Do?

It doesn't matter where the incident happened. DoNotPay can help with reports and demand letters nearly everywhere. For example:

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Are you trying to get compensated as a crime victim? DoNotPay can help with that. Is it difficult to get hold of your government representatives? Let DoNotPay show you how. Even if you want to file a neighbor complaint, DoNotPay can help you do that, and save you loads of time.

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