Learn More About Animal Control Miami, FL
Did you know that Animal Control Miami does more than take in stray animals? If you were attacked by a dog, you should contact this organization to report a dog bite.
You should be aware that each state sets its own dog bite laws. Animal Control Miami can only help you if you were physically in Miami when you were a bit. If you have issues with an animal while traveling, you'd have to contact Animal Control Los Angeles, Animal Control Atlanta, etc. But who has the time to research and locate the appropriate animal control in a strange city? That's where DoNotPay comes in. DoNotPay can contact most animal control locations in the U.S. on your behalf.
About Animal Control in Miami, FL
According to the Miami-Dade Animal Control website, Animal Services takes in approximately 30,000 cats and dogs each year. In addition to helping stray and surrendered animals find new homes, the organization also:
- Is the contact for animal bites, instances of animal cruelty, animal nuisance, stray animals, lost and found pets, and dead or injured animals.
- Call 911 or seek medical care for an animal bite before contacting Animal Services.
- Call 911 if you witness animal cruelty in progress.
- Offers low-cost spay/neuter services and vaccinations
- Sells licenses for cats and dogs
- Issues pet dealer licenses and kennel licenses
- Handles Dangerous Dog registrations
- Maintains a publicly-accessible Animal Abuser Registry
Miami-Dade Animal Control is your contact for most animal issues.
Miami-Dade Animal Control Contact Information
There are several ways you can contact Animal Control in Miami.
|Address||3599 NW 79 Avenue
Doral, FL 33122
|Email Address||Each department has its own email address. See the Contact Animal Services page for more information, https://www.miamidade.gov/global/animals/contact.page.|
How to File a Report With Animal Control Miami: Step-by-Step Instructions
Most animal-related concerns can be reported online to Miami-Dade Animal Control. However, depending on the specific situation, there may be other steps you need to take.
- Determine if you should call 911 first.
You should call 911 if:
1.1 Your dog bite is severe, and you need an ambulance. 1.2 You witness active animal abuse. 1.3 An animal is in a dangerous location, such as livestock obstructing traffic.
- Get medical treatment if needed.
If you were bit or attacked by an animal, you should seek medical treatment right away.
- File an online report.
Go to https://www.miamidade.gov/global/animals/report-animal-problems.page and click on the appropriate animal issue. You will then be given instructions on how to proceed.
- Wait for further instructions and any follow-up questions.
After you file an online report, someone from Animal Control Miami will contact you.
- Consider if you want to pursue compensation.
If you suffered a dog bite or were otherwise injured by an animal, you may be eligible for compensation. But that's a legal matter, and Animal Control Miami can't help you pursue money for your injuries.
On top of waiting for Animal Control Miami to call you back, you'll have to navigate the local legal system on your own. Where do you even start?
DoNotPay can file a dog bite report with Miami-Dade Animal Control and also help you pursue compensation for your injuries.
Let DoNotPay Contact Animal Control Miami on Your Behalf
DoNotPay makes it easy to file a report with Animal Control Miami in just three easy steps! And, if you were bit by a dog and wish to pursue compensation, DoNotPay can help with that, too.
- Search "animal" on DoNotPay, find the Animal Control product, and select whether you've sustained a physical injury.
- Select whether you would like to report this incident to your local government agency, or demand compensation from the pet owner.
- 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 or confirmation regarding your demands.
DoNotPay Is Your Dog Bite Resource for the Entire U.S.
A dog bite can happen anywhere: at a local park, while on vacation, and even traveling for work. DoNotPay is your one-stop resource for dog bite complaints throughout the U.S.
- Were you bitten by a dog while visiting Pittsburgh? Learn about Pennsylvania dog bite laws.
- You’d need to know about Texas dog bite laws if the incident happened in San Antonio.
- Did a dog attack you at a San Francisco park?
- If your work trip to Cincinnati was cut short by a dog bite, it's crucial that you know about Ohio dog bite laws.
If you or a family member were bit by a dog, you likely have lots of questions. DoNotPay can also help you learn more about a dog bite lawyer and if you can sue for a dog bite. Just log into the DoNotPay app to get started.