Animal Control in Frederick County
It can be scary to be bitten by an animal, and you may be unsure how animal control in Frederick County works. Every city has different animal control laws, and it can be confusing who to call.
Animal control in Los Angeles is different from animal control in Atlanta, which differs from animal control in Miami. So if you get bitten by a dog, for instance, you may not know who to report the dog bite to, if you need a lawyer for the dog bite, or if you can sue for damages due to the bite.
And every state has its dog bite law, as does every city and sometimes every county. So if you get bitten in Pennsylvania, California, Texas, or Ohio, it may be unclear whether you complain to the state or the city or county.
DoNotPay can make it clear who you contact, help you find a lawyer, and allow you to sue if it's necessary. This guide will talk about animal control in Frederick County, educate you on the dog bite laws, and explain why DoNotPay is the source to use if you get bitten by a dog.
About Frederick County's Animal Control Center
It is the duty of the to:
- Handle pet adoptions.
- Protect animals being abused or whose owners can no longer care for them.
- Education of pet behavior and how to prepare your pets for an emergency.
- Licensing mammals for their rabies shot and monitoring mammal bites.
- Create a single place for reporting missing pets.
Frederick County Animal Services Location, Hours, and Contact Details
|Address||1832 Rosemont Ave. Frederick, MD 21702|
|Hours||Monday-Friday: 8 am-5 pm
Saturday: 9 am-4 pm
(closed daily at 12 pm-1 pm)
|Stray Intake Hours||8 am-4 pm daily|
Frederick County Dog Bite Laws
investigates all animal bites. Therefore, all bites must be reported.
The State of Maryland requires all dogs, cats, and ferrets, four months or older, to have a current rabies vaccination. Additionally, all dogs and cats must be licensed under the Frederick County Code.
To report animal bites, please call 301-600-1544.
Can You Sue Someone for Dog Bites?
Code of Maryland section 3-1901 states that "the owner of a dog is liable for any injury, death, or loss to person or property that is caused by the dog when the dog is running at large.
Who Is Liable if a Dog Bites Someone?
Usually, the owner. However, the owner is not responsible if someone is:
- Trespassing or attempting to trespass on the owner's property
- Committing or attempting to commit another crime on the owner's property
- Committing a criminal offense against any other person, or
- Provoking, abusing, teasing, or tormenting the dog.
What Do I Do if an Animal in Frederick County Has Bitten Me?
Under state regulations, all human and pet bites must be reported to Animal Control. If you or your pet has been bitten by a domesticated pet or a wild animal, please contact Animal Control.
- During regular business hours (Mon-Fri, 8-11): call 301-600-1544
- After hours, weekends, and holidays: call 301-600-2558
How to Report an Animal Control Problem in Fredrick County on Your Own
Call at 301-600-1544 about animal bites. But that's only part of the problem.
If you're injured, you may have medical bills and time off work for which you'll have to sue. That means finding a lawyer, trying to keep up with your medical bills, and waiting for a call from Frederick County Animal Control.
That's a lot to handle on your own. So there has to be a better way.
Next Steps for Reporting an Animal Control Problem in Frederick County if You Can’t Do It Yourself
DoNotPay can find you a lawyer, help you with your court case, and report your mammal bite all on one platform. You don't have to do it by yourself.
DoNotPay can help you report your injuries and sue for damages quickly and easily.
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.
Why Use DoNotPay to Report an Animal Control Problem in Frederick County
If you've been bitten by an animal you have enough to worry about without notifying the county and determining if you should sue, let DoNotPay help.
- Fast: You don't have to wait for Animal Control to call you back. Just give some details to DoNotPay, and we do the rest.
- Easy: We deal with any questions about your injury, so you don't have to.
- Successful: We've helped thousands of people report animal control problems, and we can help you.
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