How to Contact and Make a Report With Lafayette Animal Control
It's not every day that you find a need to contact animal control to make a report or request assistance with wildlife. Which, in most cases, means that you may not know when you should call Lafayette Animal Control to help you handle an animal-related incident. Depending on the state, county, and even the city, services may differ slightly.
From reporting dog bites to determining if a wild animal may be rabid, Lafayette's Animal Control officers can help prevent serious injuries from occurring as well as help you handle stressful situations with both wild and domestic animals. If you need to make a report, DoNotPay can help you contact the correct animal care and control resources, making the incident even easier to handle.
Services Lafayette Animal Control Offers
When determining whether you have a situation in need of assistance from Lafayette's Animal Control officers, you can feel confident in reporting most animal situations that are out of the ordinary. The rule of thumb is that if you question the need for animal control, then calling them to help with an animal-related incident can't hurt. In this sense, it's always better to be safe than sorry.
Local animal control in the city of Lafayette partners with the Tippecanoe County Humane Society to help bring you the best solutions when it comes to handling animals.
Concerns you can rely on animal control to respond to include:
- Animal abuse or neglect
- Barking dog complaints
- Deceased animals in the roadway
- Dog bites
- Stray or unrestrained dogs or cats
- Trapped dogs or cats
- Rabid Wildlife
Lafayette Animal Control Location, Hours, and Contact Details
|Address||20 N 6th Street Lafayette, IN 47901|
|Hours||Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.|
What to Do if You've Been Bitten By a Dog in Lafayette County
If you or a loved one have been bitten by a dog, the first plan of action is to always seek medical treatment as needed. You may not need stitches or a visit to the hospital due to the bite, but you do need to disinfect and gently clean the wound to prevent infections from occurring. It can also be helpful to get the name of the owner, their phone number, and physical address if possible. However, don't put yourself further in harm's way if getting this information becomes hostile.
In Indiana, the owner of a dog isn't the only one who can be held liable for a dog bite injury. Depending on the severity of the injury, you could possibly sue in regards to the bite, whether the incident occurred on private or public property. People that can be held liable for the actions of the dog include:
- The owner.
- Landlords that are aware of the dog and its aggressive behavior.
- Facilities such as a kennel, dog daycare, groomer, or veterinarian where the care and control of the dog are out of the owner's control if the dog lashes out at other dogs or people.
When facing a dog bite situation where the animal is overly aggressive and continues to try and harm you or someone, you can seek help by calling 911. In these uncontrollable instances, it can be important to find shelter and help remove children or the elderly from the pathway of the dog.
How to Report Animal-related Incidents
In Lafayette, animal control is operated and dispatched through the local police department, making the process of reporting incidents an easier flow. Animal control standard hours are Monday through Friday from 8 am to 8 pm, but officers are always subject to being on call for emergencies 24/7. When you need assistance, don't hesitate to call the non-emergency line at 765-807-1200. Depending on the situation, animal control officers may get the county humane society to step in and assist.
Want to skip the confusion of figuring out things like how to demand compensation or where to find a dog bite lawyer? DoNotPay can help. Rather than trying to document your animal-related injury yourself and file all the necessary paperwork alone, DNP can help you file and obtain copies of your reports as needed and will help you pen a letter regarding compensation for the injury.
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 or confirmation regarding your demands.
Using DoNotPay For Other Animal-related Incidents
If you're not located in Lafayette, IN but still need assistance with animal-related issues, DoNotPay can help! Check out a few of the many popular locations and guides where DNP can assist in getting you the animal care or control resources you need.
For dog bite incidents, DoNotPay can assist you in the following areas:
DoNotPay can also assist in these additional areas you may need animal control for: