How to Contact Reno Animal Control to Report an Animal-Related Injury

Animal Control How to Contact Reno Animal Control to Report an Animal-Related Injury

How to Report Animal-Related Injury to Reno Animal Control

Reno City hosts Washoe County's Animal Control Shelter at 2825 Longley Lane Ste. A Reno, NV 89502. The center offers educational services to residents on caring for their animals and regulates the interaction between humans and animals for a safe community.

While the animal-human relationship is not the best, you may get injured by poorly maintained and unvaccinated animals, putting your health at risk. Animal Control in Reno City has laws to protect residents who suffer from animal injuries. So, what should you do if you sustain an animal injury in Reno?

DoNotPay offers a straightforward way to report an animal injury and get compensation for it, especially if the injury requires medical attention. This saves you the hassle of contacting the animal control center or even going to court to follow up on the case.

Reno Animal Control Center

The Washoe County Regional Animal Control Center in Reno offers animal control services such as:

  • Lost and found services – For re-uniting individuals with their lost pets, and those who find lost pets bring them to the center.
  • Dog Licensing – The center licenses dogs according to the law to easily find them when they get lost. Before a dog is licensed, it must be vaccinated.
  • Field services – Reno residents can call the center for services like animal welfare and cruelty, domestic animal noise, injured, sick or deceased stray pets and wildlife, and many others.
  • Events and services – The center offers events like vaccination clinics where residents can access services at discounted prices.

Here's the animal control center's contact information.

Address2825 Longley Lane Ste. A Reno, NV 89502
Phone number(775) 353-8900
Emailpets@washoecounty.us
Websitehttps://www.washoecounty.gov/animal/

Reno City Dog Bite Laws

According to Washoe County guidelines, WCC 55.750, if a dog attacks you without provocation, you can file a complaint before an administrative hearing officer or a judge and request the dog be determined dangerous.

A dangerous dog should meet any of the following criteria before the judge can decide.

  1. The dog has behaved menacingly with a person (to the extent that they resort to protect themselves from physical harm) twice within months when the dog is off the property.
  2. Injured or killed a pet without provocation while off the property.
  3. Seriously injured or killed someone, without provocation, on private or public property.
  4. By police petition, if the dog is "used in the commission of a crime.”

If a Hearing Officer or judge determines that the dog is dangerous, an Animal Services Supervisor will contact the dog owner to explain requirements and restrictions under WCC 55.760 and WCC 55.770.

What Should You Do if a Dog Bites You in Reno City?

According to Washoe County law on dog bites, the incident should be reported to the government due to the concern for exposure to the rabies virus. The animal is put on quarantine to protect people around it from possible attacks.

How to Report Animal-Related Injury to Animal Control Reno by Yourself

Some bites are quite serious that you may require immediate medical attention. That should be your priority. Depending on how serious the injury is, you can choose to contact the owner (if you know them) and request compensation, or you can decide to go to court.

To report the case to the animal control center, you can call WCRAS to report the incident at 775-322-3647, 8 am - 10 pm daily, or, for an after-hours emergency, call 911.

Whether you're filing a demand letter and requesting compensation from the owner or filing a report with the government, you should keep the following details of the incident in mind:

  • Incident details, including the date, time, and location of the event
  • Injury details, including the type of injury sustained
  • Medical treatment information, including treatment costs and physician information
  • Any photo evidence you can provide to prove your statement
  • A description of the animal
  • The pet owner's information (if known)

If you decide to sue, it's best to have an experienced dog bite lawyer examine the case and help you through it. 

How to Report Animal-Related Injury to Animal Control Reno With the Help of DoNotPay

Filing a case by yourself does not guarantee that you get compensation for any animal-related injuries. However, DoNotPay can help you get the justice you deserve.

All you have to do is:

  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 and confirmation regarding your demands.

Why Use DoNotPay to Report Animal-Related Injury to Animal Control Reno? 

DoNotPay is:

Fast – Since the case of an animal injury is time-sensitive, DoNotPay works on your issue fast, increasing your chances of getting compensation.

Easy – DoNotPay only needs you to enter the required information and sit back. You'll get updates on your demands as soon as possible.

Successful – DoNotPay expresses your concerns exactly how you want to achieve your expected results.

What Else Can DoNotPay Do? 

DoNotPay can help you access animal control services in different states such as California, Pennsylvania, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami, Texas, Ohio, etc. Whether you plan to report or sue for a dog bite, DoNotPay will help you get a great dog bite lawyer for your case.

Check out DoNotPay's Animal Control Product Page for more information on this product!

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