How To Contact St Louis County Animal Control In 3 Easy Steps

Animal Control How To Contact St Louis County Animal Control In 3 Easy Steps

How to Contact St Louis County Animal Control

Encountering a dangerous dog can happen anywhere. It might be at the park, on the street, or even in the pet owner's home. In St Louis County, the dog owner is legally responsible for injuries caused by their dog, as long as the dog was unprovoked and the person bit was legally allowed to be at the location.  If you are injured in a dog attack, the question is whether you will report it to St Louis County animal control or file a lawsuit against the dog owner for damages.

In most situations, it's important to choose one or the other. DoNotPay can help you file a report, file a lawsuit, or both if you feel the situation calls for it. No one should have to deal with the aftermath of a dog bite alone.

About St Louis County Animal Control Center

The St Louis County animal control is managed by the Animal Care & Control Center. This center is paired with the local animal shelter where lost animals can be reclaimed by their owners or adopted by St Louis residents. They offer a variety of services for locals and pet owners to help encourage responsible pet ownership, humane animal treatment. and successful adoptions for animals that find their way into the shelter.

Services from St Louis Animal Care & Control

  1. Find Lost Pets
  2. Pet Adoption
  3. Spay and Neuter Clinic
  4. Microchips
  5. Resources for Responsible Pet Ownership
  6. Volunteer Program
  7. Report a Bite
  8. Wildlife Management

The St Louis County Animal Control Center Location, Hours, and Contact Details

You can visit their address from Monday to Friday 10:00 AM -6:00 PM and Saturdays and Sundays:10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Address10521 Baur Boulevard

Olivette, MO 63132

Phone Number(314)-615-0650
Emaildph.animals@stlouiscountymo.gov
Websitehttps://stlouiscountymo.gov/st-louis-county-departments/public-health/animal-care-control/

How to Deal with an Out-of-Control Animal in St Louis County On Your Own

Have you been bit by a dog or encountered an aggressive animal? The next steps you take will be very important.  Consider safety first, then you can make plans for how to deal with a dangerous animal situation and/or cover medical expenses for any animal-related injuries. The first steps can be taken on your own, but if you run into trouble or want assistance dealing with a difficult situation, DoNotPay is here to help.

Secure Your Safety

First and foremost, make sure you and others are safe. An aggressive animal can cause multiple injuries. While it's important to get information from the dog owner, it's more important to secure everyone's safety. Get yourself along with other humans and pets away from the dangerous animal. If there are injuries, seek or call for medical attention immediately.

Report a Dangerous or Loose Animal

Is there a dangerous animal on the loose? This might be an aggressive dog off the leash or frightening wildlife that may pose a risk to itself or others when trapped in an urban area. If you encounter a dangerous animal, calling the animal control emergency number is the best route to make sure the animal and nearby humans are safe.

Sue the Owner of an Animal that Causes Injury

If you have been bitten by a dog, the dog owner is liable. In Missouri, a dog owner found liable for injuries must pay a fine of $1K in addition to any medical bills or property damage caused by the dog. You don't need a dog bite lawyer to get a successful settlement to cover your medical bills. DoNotPay can help you prepare and file a lawsuit in small claims court for what could be a quick and simple resolution.

Report Incidents of Animal Abuse or Neglect

If you witness animal abuse in progress, call 911 or the emergency line for immediate animal rescue. If you suspect an owner is abusing their animal, which can cause aggressive behavior, you can file a report for their home or facility to be investigated and the animals rescued if abuse or neglect is discovered. A report at the right time can save an animal and anyone they might have bit while frightened and antagonized.

Handling a St Louis County Animal Control Issue with the Help of DoNotPay

No one should have to deal with an animal attack on their own. If you have been injured by a dog bite, you have the right to sue for medical costs and DoNotPay can help you do that. If you need to file a report with St Louis County animal control, filling out a simple online form with DoNotPay will result in a complete and official report filed with animal control.

DoNotPay is an online legal service that is here to make difficult situations easier. Whether that's reaching an elusive animal control office or file lawsuits when you need to focus on injury recovery, the following steps will help you get started.

How to report an animal-related incident on 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.

Note that this product allows you to do two things: generate a demand letter to claim compensation or make a report to animal control.

Contact Animal Control or Claim Compensation Anywhere in the US

Encounter a dangerous animal outside St Louis County? DoNotPay's animal control and legal services work anywhere in the US. If you or someone you know need to file an animal control report in any state, city, or county, we'll take the official reporting actions so you can focus on your personal aftermath of the attack.

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Conclusion

Whether you're injured by a dangerous dog or need to report an animal on the loose, DoNotPay can help you file the correct reports or lawsuit, whatever is the best course of action for your situation.

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