How to Easily Deal With Harford County Animal Control Reports

Animal Control How to Easily Deal With Harford County Animal Control Reports

File Reports to Harford County Animal Control Easily

Whether a stray dog bites you or your neighbor's pet is the one to blame, you'll need to contact  to make a report. Reporting your injury promptly ensures the dog in question gets apprehended, so he is no longer a danger to others in the area.

 has officers on call daily. Reporting may take longer during high call volumes and holidays. Make your report online with DoNotPay instead to save yourself the hassle.

More About Harford County Animal Control

Information regarding Harford County animal control resides within the Sheriff's office. Searching "animal control Bel Air MD" pulls up the website promptly since Bel Air, Maryland, is where the animal control center resides. Animal control officers are on duty daily, except for holidays.

The duties of the Harford County Animal Control include:

  • Enforcing all animal control laws
  • Making courtesy visits regarding nuisance complaints
  • Investigating neglect and abuse claims
  • Offering traps for stray animals in the vicinity
  • Apprehending animals involved in bite attempts
  • Conducting inspections of pet shops

Harford County Animal Control Location, Hours, and Contact Details

The animal control office remains open from 8 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday. However, you can still contact the animal control officers for emergencies on Saturdays during these same hours and up until 6 pm during the week.

Address45 S. Main Street

Bel Air, Maryland 21014

Phone Number410-638-3505
WebsiteHarford Animal Control

Can You Sue Someone for Dog Bites?

In Harford County, you're able to sue someone if their dog bites you. File with the District Court, and they will issue a summons for the pet owner to appear in court. A personal injury lawsuit can be filed against them, and you can request compensation to cover your medical costs, at the very least. You might be entitled to a higher amount if severe damages occurred that affect your quality of life or ability to work for a period of time.

Harford County Dog Bite Laws

The dog bite laws of each state may vary slightly. Laws in California, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas will all be different from those you're looking for in Maryland. The same applies to animal control services. You may notice similarities, but differences are expected between Bel Air, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Miami, and any other small or large city.

Harford County laws include:

  1. No resident can keep a pet that has bitten a person or otherwise caused a disturbance.
  2. If the court receives a complaint about a dog pertaining to a bite or disturbance of the peace, they will issue a summons to the owner to appear before the District court.
  3. A dog needs to be removed from the neighborhood at the very least if found to be a nuisance. Otherwise, the owner may be required to surrender the dog and have it humanely euthanized.

How to Handle a Dog Bite Report in Harford County on Your Own

During the available hours for animal control officers, you can call (410) 638-3505 to make your report. On holidays and after hours, you can simply call 9-1-1. This is only recommended if an animal has actually injured someone. It is also recommended to contact the Harford County Health Department at (443) 643-0300 to report the bite and determine if you need a rabies vaccination or anything else.

Let DoNotPay Contact Harford County Animal Control for You

Waiting on hold can quickly become irritating, especially if you've just experienced a bite. Use the Animal Control product on DoNotPay to provide your information online. We will then make your report, so you don't have to waste your time. The appropriate people will be in contact once our communication is sent.

  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).


Let DoNotPay Help You Sue and Win

DoNotPay can also sue someone on your behalf. If the dog owner is not complying with the demand letter we sent requesting compensation for your injuries, we will help you with filing the appropriate court documents instead. Our Sue Now products require a bit of information from you, such as your contact details and details of the incident, and then we will fill out and mail the appropriate forms.

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