Get Compensated When You Report a Dog Bite to Pinellas County Animal Control

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How to Report a Dog Bite to Pinellas County Animal Control

is in Largo, Florida. The department handles several animal-related services, including pet licensing and reuniting lost pets with their owners. They are also the people to call if you are bitten by a dog.

Dog bites are common and serious. Dog bites should get immediate medical attention. Even if a bite doesn't seem serious, bacteria in a dog's mouth could cause an infection. Also, medical professionals may want to vaccinate you for rabies. It is important to report dog bites for your health and safety, and the safety of others. Reporting has never been easier, thanks to DoNotPay.

What Cities and Towns Does Pinellas County Animal Control Serve?

Pinellas County Animal Control serves all the towns and cities in Pinellas County, including but not limited to:

  • St. Petersburg
  • Clearwater
  • Largo
  • Pinellas Park
  • Dunedin

Although there are large cities in Pinellas County, like St. Petersburg, there is only one centralized animal control in the county. That means a dog bite that happens in St. Petersburg needs to be reported to the Pinellas County Animal Control in Largo.

What Services Does Pinellas County Animal Control Provide?

Pinellas County Animal Control does a lot for animals and people in Pinellas County, including:

  1. Pet adoptions
  2. Leash law enforcement
  3. Dog licenses and rabies vaccination verification
  4. Collection of lost, loose, or stray domestic animals
  5. Finding owners of lost pets
  6. Public education about rabies and rabies prevention
  7. Enforcing dangerous dog laws
  8. Investigating animal bites

According to their website, Pinellas County Animal Control investigates more than 2,000 dog bites a year. They receive more than 300 telephone calls a day, regarding all kinds of animal-related issues. It's safe to say that Animal Control in Pinellas County is a busy place.

Reporting a Dog Bite to Pinellas County Animal Control

If you are bitten by a dog, you should report it to Pinellas County Animal Control. Keep in mind:

  • The dog probably won't be put down, at least not without a fair hearing.
  • Dogs can carry rabies. Pinellas County Animal Control will make sure the animal is disease-free.
  • A dog that bites may be labeled as 'dangerous' by Pinellas County. This means Animal Control will make sure the owner has the appropriate vaccinations and a safe space for the dog where it cannot escape.

CallThe l has a special line for 'Animal Concerns.' This is where reports about dog bites should go. Call their main phone line and select option 4. If you fear the dog may be an ongoing danger to others, you may consider calling your town's police department.

Phone number: +1 727-582-2600

VisitThe Pinellas County Animal Control building is open to visitors. However, they mostly handle pet adoptions in their Largo center. You could still stop by if you need to report a bite. They may be able to help.

Address: 12450 Ulmerton Rd, Largo, FL 33774

OnlineThere is only one way to report a dog bite online in Pinellas County. DoNotPay has an automated, fully online solution for reporting dog bites.


Reporting a Dog Bite with 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 or confirmation regarding your demands.

What to Do After Reporting a Dog Bite to Animal Control

Once you've reported your dog bite to Animal Control, you can go about seeking damages from the owner. In Florida, all dog owners are responsible for damages their dogs cause even if the bite wasn't because of the owner's negligence.

You can send a demand letter asking the owner to send you money for your medical bills or any other damages you have, like lost work. DoNotPay can help with that too. Just use their Animal Control product but select the option for a demand letter instead of the Animal Control report.

DoNotPay Works Across All Cities and States

DoNotPay offers animal control reporting in cities like Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami, and everywhere else.

DoNotPay also offers advice on dog bites in Ohio, Texas, California, and Pennsylvania.

What Else Can DoNotPay Help With?

DoNotPay offers a lot of online services, including:

  • Get compensation if you were the victim of a crime
  • Contact government representatives and make your voice heard
  • Complain about noisy or unruly neighbors
  • Getting your paperwork ready for Small Claims court

DoNotPay is a great way to get things done fast, easily, and online. They can also help recoup medical costs after a dog bite. Check out DoNotPay's product today.

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