Grand Prairie Animal Control: What to Do After an Incident

Grand Prairie Animal Control: File a Report Using DoNotPay

What would the world be without the presence of animals? Animals, both domestic and wild animals, make nature complete. That said, everything in nature has to be controlled, and the same applies to animals too. Without , animals would pose a danger to humans and be exposed to risk in equal measure.

The local government of every municipality is responsible for creating an animal control department to handle animal-related conflicts. In Grand Prairie County, the Prairie Paws Adoption Center is responsible for animal control. This article directs you on the nature of Animal Control Services in Grand Prairie and how DoNotPay helps you access the services.

What Exactly Is Animal Control?

 is a government department that takes care of stray domestic animals and returns them to their owners or natural habitats. Animal Control also protects animals from abuse and neglect and, at the same time, protects members of the public from aggressive and dangerous animals.

How Does Animal Control Services in Grand Prairie Work?

The Animal Control division in Grand Prairie educates people on how to care for all animals and treat them humanely and enforces laws concerning animals to protect the public health of everyone in the community.

Animal Services investigates complaints in which animals, while unprovoked, are reported to attack people or other domestic animals. In some cases, those that look like they may attack are investigated too.

Attacks in a secured enclosure, such as the animal's backyard, are not defined under unprovoked attacks. City ordinance prohibits animals that have been declared dangerous to stay within Grand Prairie without stringent confinement rules and liability insurance. Most dangerous animals may have to leave the City or be euthanized.

If you need more information or report a dangerous animal, you can contact the Prairie Paws Adoption Center at:

Address2222 W Warrior Trail, Grand Prairie, TX 75052, United States
Phone Number972-237-8575
WebsitePrairie Paws

Animal Bite Investigations

The law requires that all bites be reported to the Local Rabies Control Authority (LCRA). In Grand Prairie, the LCRA is the Animal Services, and its officers have to investigate all bites. A bite in this sense means any contact and breaking of the skin, including scratches. A bite investigation aims not to punish the pet owners or animals but to ensure state laws are abided by, and the chances of the bite victim contracting rabies are minimized.

Typically, during a bite investigation, an Animal Services officer will verify a bite occurred, collect information on the animal and its owners, and secure the animal for quarantine. The animal that bit the person should be quarantined and observed for any signs of rabies.

Quarantine involves strict isolation at an approved facility following Texas Department of State Health Services guidelines and will last for ten or more days since the time of the event.

An approved facility may include a personal veterinarian who has received Grand Prairie Animal Services approval or the Prairie Paws Adoption Center itself. The purpose of quarantine is to ensure the safety of the bite victim.

What Can I Do if I Suffer an Animal Injury?

If you've sustained an animal injury, we recommend two options:

  1. You can contact the pet owner (if you know their identity) directly to request compensation for the damage. This option is recommended, especially if you suffered an injury that requires medical treatment.
  2. You can report the incident to your local government and animal control agency. The pet will likely be detained, and the owner may face legal consequences, but you probably won't receive any financial rewards.

What Information Do I Need to Include in My Report?

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)

Want to Report an Animal-Related Injury? DoNotPay Can Help

Here's how you can use DoNotPay to get justice for an animal bite in Grand Prairie. 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.

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