Finding Resources in Georgia with Barrow County Animal Control
in Georgia assists with enforcing state and municipal animal laws, temporarily taking in stray animals, and making sure humans are protected from animals ill from rabies and other diseases. The state of Georgia follows the GA Rabies Guidelines and will quarantine or euthanize rabid animals. Additionally, when seeking help with dog bites, barking dogs, and reporting animal abuse or neglect, call Animal Control to handle the situation.
In general, DoNotPay has a variety of resources on the law as it pertains to pets, such as suing for dog bite damages, reporting dog bites, lawyers to call in the situation, and some state-specific legalities for Pennsylvania, California, Texas, and Ohio. When a dog has broken the skin or caused a bite requiring medical attention, it falls under the purview of legal remedy. While most pets are a joy, a dangerous animal can cause harm to humans and dog bites might require medical care as well as any resulting costs for treatment. We also interface with Animal Control in LA, Atlanta, Miami, and other major cities for further information.
About Barrow County Animal Control
services the municipal area of Winder Georgia and is also referred to as Winder Animal Control by some residents. They handle a variety of concerns such as:
- Reporting stray and lost dogs.
- Reporting animal cruelty or suspected abuse.
- Reporting animal bites (to both humans and one's pets).
- Adopting stray animals.
- Loaning out traps to catch stray animals.
- Reporting excessive barking.
Barrow County Animal Control leaves notices in the form of white cards on a door if an animal has been taken by them and the owner is known. Animal Control is not a no-kill center and encourages the adoption of animals in its care.
Barrow County Animal Control Hours, Location, and Contact Details
If you need to contact Barrow County Animal Control, they are now only available by appointment only since Covid-19. Although the hours are limited, an officer is always on call 24/7 and handles all the emergencies. For non-emergency situations, the center can be contacted via any of the means below:
|Address||616 Barrow Park Dr., Winder, GA, 30680|
|Jaclyn Fryman, Director firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Office Hours||Monday to Friday
10:00 am – 11:30 am
2:00 pm – 4:30
Note: Set an appointment so you may be entertained. Owner Surrenders By Appointment Only.
Please call and leave a message and a staff member will return your call.
Barrow County Dog Bite Laws
In 2012, former Governor of Georgia Nate Deal signed Georgia's Responsible Dog Owner Act and this is the basis for holding the owners of dogs liable for causing personal injury to others or their pets. Under Georgia's Responsible Dog Owner Act, the owner is liable for the injury and owes the victim redress for the wounds. The owner of the pet refers to parents in the cases where the animal belongs to a minor.
Consequences of the Georgia Responsible Dog Owner Act can be strict for the owner and as follows:
- A case can be brought against the owner in civil court.
- A judge may order euthanasia.
- The judge can order euthanasia in vicious attacks.
- The judge can order euthanasia when the dog has bitten people on more than one occasion.
- A pet owner has the chance to plea against euthanasia at the hearing.
- The owner is liable for damages caused by the bite.
Can You Sue Someone for Dog Bites in Georgia?
Yes. If you are bitten by an animal, then document the bite by either calling 911 or Barrow County Animal Control.
- Animal Control or the police will send someone out to investigate the report.
- If the rabies vector is present, then Animal Control will euthanize the wildlife or pet with rabies.
- If the bite is not due to rabies, then Animal Control will conduct an investigation.
- The animal is found to be a dangerous or vicious dog.
- If the pet is found to be only a dangerous dog, then the owner must follow guidelines indicating a dangerous pet lives on their property, etc.
- Legal action can be pursued independently and animals found to be vicious dogs are automatically civil cases.
What to Include in an Incident Report
Whether it's the police or animal control, then what still matters the most to the case is documenting the incident thoroughly. If you know the owner, we actually recommend contacting them directly for compensation. If you have medical treatment, this is how you receive compensation. However, if you believe the animal is very dangerous, then contact Animal Control for a hearing where a judge will decide the animal's fate. This may not provide financial recompense for you, but it will get a dangerous animal away from the public.
Be sure to include details about
- When it happened
- Injury type
- Medical treatment costs and contact information
- Photo evidence if possible
- Details or photos of the animal
- Owner's contact information.
To settle the claim with the owner, you must collect and provide this information yourself. Then, you would send out a demand letter.
Using DoNotPay to Report an Animal-Related Incident
While reporting an animal bite sounds simple enough, you have to decide how to proceed. It can be difficult to determine whether you want to take the route of financial compensation or try to get rid of the animal. In this case, DoNotPay can guide you through the proper legal channels and help you proceed. The decision might be stressful and upsetting, so we recommend using our services and help, instead of doing it alone.
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:
- 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/confirmation regarding your demands.