Reporting a Dog Bite to Iredell County Animal Control
Iredell is a county within North Carolina. Residents of this state know just how many different animals they can come across at any given time. From flying squirrels to Eastern cougars, and even snakes, alligators, and bats, it's no wonder why Iredell County animal control should be on your speed dial.
Wildlife isn't all you have to worry about, though. Even a common pet like your neighbor's dog can become a problem. You never know when a dog might become aggressive and bite, so let DoNotPay handle your animal control reports for you so it's one less worry off your mind.
More About the Iredell County Animal Services and Control Department
The Iredell County Animal Services and Control Department handles a variety of tasks. They'll work with you on:
- pet adoptions
- getting started with volunteering
- surrendering a pet
- finding a lost pet
- learning about rabies
- understanding laws pertaining to pets and animals in the state
- connecting with rescue groups
- handling an unruly or nuisance animal
Iredell County Animal Services and Control Location, Hours, and Contact Details
You can contact Iredell County Animal Services and Control easily. After hours, you may still reach an officer in an emergency. Here are the details:
|Address||430 Bristol Dr, Statesville, NC 28677|
|Office Telephone:||For general information or to speak with administration, cal:
To contact animal control officer dispatch, call:
|Iredell County Animal Services|
|Website||Animal Services & Control | Iredell County, NC|
|Hours of Operation||Monday - Friday,||10:30 am to 5 pm|
|Saturday||10 am to 2 pm|
Their Facebook page offers additional information, foster stories, pets up for adoption, and more.
North Carolina Dog Bite Laws
- Strict liability - In this state, no proof is needed aside from the dog bite itself. Owners are liable for injuries and damages their pets cause.
- Criminal provisions - Dogs already deemed dangerous should be confined indoors. Owners must not allow their dangerous dogs out without supervision. They should not be in public unless necessary, and unless they have a leash or muzzle.
- Exceptions - A couple of exceptions exist for the strict liability clause, including if the person injured purposefully provoked the dog or if they were committing a crime at the time of the attack, such as trespassing on the property or attempting to break-in.
- Filing limits - You have 3 years from the date of the attack to make your claim in court.
Suing for Dog Bites
Because of the criminal provisions set and strict liability for pet owners, you can sue for a dog bite. As long as you do so within the 3-year filing limit, you should be awarded compensation for your medical costs. If the owner is proven negligent in the case, you may be awarded even more. In North Carolina, the average dog bite claim exceeds $35,000.
You can sue with the help of DoNotPay if you desire. We just need a bit of information and we get started generating reports and ensuring court documents are handled properly.
- Select the "Sue Now" product after you log into DoNotPay.
- Enter the dollar amount you believe you are owed - typically the amount charged for any hospital bills.
- Select between the demand letter or court filing forms.
- Describe your reasons for filing the claim and submit any details about your case.
How to Report to Iredell County Regarding an Animal Incident
If you want to handle an animal control report on your own, you can call the Iredell County Animal Services and Control building. Use the general number if it's during office hours. If it's after hours, you'll need to call dispatch directly at 704-878-5335.
Still can't get through? Make your report to 9-1-1. The goal is to have a report on file, as well as ensure the dog who bit you gets taken into custody so he cannot harm another person.
Making Your Animal Control Report With DoNotPay
The overall report can be made with DoNotPay's help as well. Reporting the incident to Iredell County animal control gets the attack on record so you have even more proof for the courtroom.
- 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).
Can DoNotPay Help Me With Anything Else?
Whether you need animal control in Statesville, NC, Atlanta, GA, Miami, FL, Los Angeles, CA, or anywhere else across the nation, DoNotPay has you covered. We also assist you with a wide range of other services, nothing to do with making reports against unruly pets. We'll help you:
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