How to File a Report With New Braunfels Animal Control Report

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How Can New Braunfels Animal Control Help You

Animal control provides a necessary service to communities by safeguarding people from animals and vice versa. New Braunfels in Texas is no exception to this. Learn about what the does, and let DoNotPay show you how we can help you contact them even easier when you need to.

About the New Braunfels Animal Control

The serves the community in a variety of ways. A few of their duties include:

  • Running the animal licensing program
  • Sheltering stray animals
  • Investigating reported animal cruelty and dog bites
  • Inspecting pet stores and groomers
  • Promoting and providing veterinary care and vaccinations

New Braunfels Animal Control Contact Details

Address550 Landa St, New Braunfels, TX 78130
Phone Number(830) 608-2183

New Braunfels Dog Bite Laws

New Braunfels is governed by Texas law. As such, their regulations on dog bites follow the law of Texas. Here is a list of things to know about these laws.

Who Is Liable if a Dog Bites Someone?

Relevant Texas laws about dog bites include portions of the Texas Health and Safety Code, including Section 822.005, Section 822.042, and Section 822.044, with additional information in Texas Penal Code Section 6.03 and Texas Civil Code Section 16.003.

Texas works somewhat differently from many states with how they handle their dog bites, the most prominent difference being that it is frequently up to the victim to prove the dog owner's negligence. In most situations, a dog owner is not considered liable for the dog bite unless it can be shown that they are at least "50%" the cause of the situation. It is also unlikely that an owner will be held liable if you were attacked while on their property, in the dog's enclosure, or found to have done something to provoke the dog. Unless you have evidence that you didn't invite the dog to attack you, you might be out of luck.

However, dogs with a history of biting or attacking people are not offered these protections. If a dog has attacked someone in the past, even if the owner was not found liable for the attack, that past attack will usually be enough to hold the owner accountable this time.

What to Do if a Dog Bites You

If a dog has bitten you, seek medical attention before anything else. Once you're in stable condition, you can report the animal by calling animal control or the police.

Can You Send Demand Letters To Someone for Dog Bites?

You are allowed to send demand letters to the dog's owner in the event their dog has bitten you. As outlined before, though, Texas offers a lot of protection to owners whose dogs do not have any history of bites in the past and provide a lot of room for defense in these situations. While this should not be taken as advice to let it go after you've been attacked, just keep in mind that you'll need a solid case to get what you're owed.

How to Send Demand Letters To for a Dog Bite in New Braunfels on Your Own

Getting compensation for a dog bite in New Braunfels can be tricky. Not only is it a lot of pressure and a lot of work, but you’ll also have to worry about things like putting together your case, hiring a lawyer, and so much more. That's all in addition to treating your injuries. DoNotPay simplifies the process immensely, especially with our Complaint Letters product that can file cases in minutes. If none of this deters you, though, here's a general idea of how your claim will go:

  1. Contact animal control to inform them that a dog bite incident occurred.
  2. Get the dog owner's contact information.
  3. Get in touch with a local lawyer to find someone to represent you in court.
  4. Explain the situation to your lawyer and say that you want to take action.
  5. Collect as much evidence as possible about the situation, including witness testimony and any expenses related to your medical care or lost property.
  6. Decide what you want from your lawsuit. This could range from the reimbursement for your medical expenses or wages lost due to not being able to work during recovery to compensation for pain, suffering, disfigurement, disability, or emotional damage.
  7. Sign off on the paperwork your attorney provides to file the case.

Reporting an Incident to the New Braunfels Animal Control With DoNotPay

DoNotPay makes contacting the New Braunfels animal control as straightforward as possible. Just follow these three steps to start your request:

  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.

DoNotPay Can Handle Animal Control Claims Across the Country

DoNotPay can help you contact animal control in plenty of places outside of Texas. We can file in major cities like Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami, and states like California, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. If there's a problem, DoNotPay can help solve it.

What Else Can DoNotPay Do?

When you use DoNotPay, it doesn't have to be just to contact animal control. We have a variety of services you might want to use, including:

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