Easy Steps to Report Dog Bite to Midland Animal Control

Animal Control Easy Steps to Report Dog Bite to Midland Animal Control

Dogs that Bite: When Should You Contact Midland Animal Control?

Dogs bring so much joy into our lives. From a Golden Retriever keeping a gentle watch over her baby to a feisty Jack Russell terrier warning all the neighborhood squirrels out of his yard, they are endlessly amusing and delightful. So why would you ever have to contact Midland animal control to complain about one of these family pets?

Even normally friendly dogs may bite under the right (or rather the wrong) circumstances. When that happens, the results can be devastating. A dog bite can cause physical pain and damage, the possibility of a potentially life-threatening infection, and emotional trauma that can keep you from enjoying any more strolls around your neighborhood.

To add insult to injury, reporting a dog bite is often time-consuming and difficult. Fortunately, DoNotPay can file the report or send a letter demanding compensation on your behalf.

Why Dogs Bite

There are several circumstances that can turn a normally gentle family pet into a snapping, snarling monster. We've listed nine of the most common reasons for dog bites below.

  1. Wrestling or playing tug of war can cause an overexcited dog to accidentally bite the hand that's playing with her.
  2. Running from a dog that's chasing you will only cause his prey drive instinct to kick in harder. He may chase and attack you just as he would a fleeing rabbit or deer.
  3. Certain herding breeds see children as errant members of their flock. Heelers in particular are notorious for nipping at a child's heels as a way of moving them where they want them to go — just as they would a thousand-pound steer.
  4. Startling a dozing dog may cause it to snap in fright.
  5. Sick or injured dogs may uncharacteristically lash out because they don't feel well or are in pain.
  6. Unintentionally hurting a dog, such as touching him in a painful or sensitive area, may cause a nip. Be especially careful of patting older dogs on their hips, since that area can be particularly painful due to hip dysplasia.
  7. Dogs that have been abused or neglected are often protective of themselves and their resources such as food or toys. They can also act aggressively out of fear of being hurt again.
  8. A mother with new puppies might bite to protect her pups from an imagined threat.
  9. Some dogs (especially working or herding breeds) are territorial. They can be very protective of their property and their pack (whether two or four-legged). Coming onto their turf or getting too close to their pack may trigger aggression against an intruder.

Contacting Midland Animal Control After a Dog Bite

The City of Midland animal control office has five officers who respond to animal calls both day and night. If an animal is at large, acting in a menacing manner, or has actually bitten you, one of the Midland field officers will take care of the problem. Besides filing an official report, you may want to hire a dog bite lawyer. This is especially important if you sustained serious injuries during the attack.

You May Need Expensive Medical Care as a Result of a Dog Bite, Including:

  • Cleaning and bandaging the wound, potentially over the course of several visits to the doctor.
  • Antibiotics to prevent or treat an infection.
  • Possible reconstructive surgery.
  • In a worst-case scenario, amputation of a damaged extremity.

An animal attack can also cause emotional trauma that affects your quality of life, along with ongoing pain and suffering. All good reasons for suing any irresponsible dog owners who allow their dog to attack you.

Midland Animal Control Center Location, Hours, and Contact Details

The Midland animal services is open from Monday to Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Address1200 N Fairgrounds Rd

Midland, TX 79706

Phone Number+1 432-685-7420
EmailLeah Lewis, Animal Services Manager

llewis@midlandtexas.gov

Websitehttps://www.midlandtexas.gov/391/Animal-Services

When to File a Midland Animal Bite Report on Your Own

There are four times when you should file a dog bite report with Midland animal control:

  1. If you've been attacked by a dog, which includes more than just biting. Being chased, jumped on, or scratched might also be considered an attack depending on the circumstances.
  2. If a dog is acting in a menacing manner towards you or anyone else. Menacing includes stalking, growling or snarling, or approaching in a threatening manner.
  3. If a dog is running loose without supervision. A Midland dog is considered to be running loose even if it's in its own unfenced yard.
  4. If a dog (or any other animal) exhibits symptoms of rabies.

Reporting these types of incidents now may prevent a serious injury or even death in the future. Remember, dogs that kill generally show early warning signs beforehand. If they're reported to Midland animal control, steps can be taken to keep them safely confined at home. If you don't feel comfortable filing a dog bite report yourself, use DoNotPay's Animal Control Product instead. It's quick, easy, and successful.

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:

  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.

Dog Bites Can Happen Anywhere

And wherever they happen, DoNotPay will be there to help. Here are a few of the other cities and states where DoNotPay will help you get justice after a dog bite:

Whether you're traveling for business, enjoying a vacation, or have just moved, a dog bite can happen anyplace at any time. Let DoNotPay help you report the bite to the local animal control agency or send a demand letter on your behalf. 

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