How to Report a Dog Bite to New Bedford Animal Control

Animal Control How to Report a Dog Bite to New Bedford Animal Control

Resolve Animal Control Problems in New Bedford, MA

Many people in New Bedford and throughout Massachusetts have pets. Most pets are friendly and lovable. They are great companions and family members to those that own them. Many people have animals for protection. Sometimes, problems occur with family pets or strays, and those impacted reach out for help.

New Bedford has an Animal Control Officer (ACO), as do most cities and towns in Massachusetts. The Animal Control Officer is a division of the New Bedford Police Department. The Police Department and Animal Control have informative websites about animal control services.

Animal Control details:

Address871 Rockdale Avenue, New Bedford, MA 02740
Phone(508) 991-6366
Fax(508) 961-3051

The New Bedford ACO advocates for the proper care of domestic animals. They offer information on resources in the community that helps owners properly care for their pets and adoption resources. They also pick up strays and protect the community from dangerous animals.

Lost and found pets play another vital role for the ACO in New Bedford. Connecting owners with their pets and adequately rehoming or sheltering strays keep ACOs and animal advocates busy. Accessing the many resources can be accomplished easily through the DoNotPay site.

What to Do if You’ve Been Bitten by a Dog or Other Animal in New Bedford

If any animal injures you, you should seek medical treatment as soon as possible. You should then contact the Animal Control Officer by phone or go to their website and fill out a form. You can also go through an expedited process to report a dog bite through DoNotPay.

Pet owners are responsible for the behavior of their animals in Massachusetts. You might want to seek legal advice and consider taking action against the animal owner that injured you.

Communities in Massachusetts have a variety of local by-laws and ordinances regarding the control of animals. Each community has its own Animal Control Officer. Some rural towns may share in a regional team.

Massachusetts Has Laws Governing the Keeping of Domestic Animals and the Enforcement of Those Laws:

  • Massachusetts General Law (MGL) Chapter 140 - Primarily regulates animal control duties, licensing, and the care of dogs.
  • MGL Chapter 272 - Laws regarding animal cruelty and establish incidents that are defined as criminal offenses involving animals.
  • 330 Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR) - Established rules about health-related matters such as vaccinations and disease, dog bites, and operations of shelters.

Why Use DoNotPay if You Have Been Injured by an Animal in New Bedford, MA

If you have an injury, you are not initially looking up laws. You are focused on getting medical care if you need it. When you are ready to track down requirements, you should go to DoNotPay for help. DoNotPay can help resolve the issues at hand:

  1. Fast—You can quickly report a dog bite vs the hours spent on hold or combing through the New Bedford animal control website.
  2. Easy—The proper forms and the steps to follow will be provided for you in one convenient place.
  3. Successful—We can ensure your animal report will be filed!

Complete and File the Necessary Animal Injury Report Using DoNotPay

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.

Connect With Animal Control Laws and Programs in the Other States and Major Cities

Every state has laws to protect animals from abuse and people from dangerous animals. Cities and towns have ordinances and by-laws to implement those laws, and animal control officers or departments manage the programs. Here are just a few of the major cities where DoNotPay can help get you information and action:

Animal Control Offices

State Laws Governing Animals

Many people travel around the country with their pets. Incidents can occur from a pet escaping and getting lost or injured. Other incidents involving dog bites can occur with a traveling animal or a traveler being wounded by an animal they have a run-in with. DoNotPay is there for someone traveling to quickly access the information and local laws and resources needed to address the situation.

What Else Can DoNotPay Do?

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