Animal Bites

Program Background


Rule 3701-3-29 of the Ohio Administrative Code requires that the Health Commissioner order an animal that has bitten someone to be quarantined (isolated from any contact with persons or other animals) for a period of not less than ten (10) days from the date of the bite.

Biting animals shall not be released from the quarantine unless and until evidence is shown that the animal is healthy and has been properly vaccinated against rabies by a licensed Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.

Report an Animal Bite

If you would like to report an animal bite, you may call the Health Department at 419-228-4457 between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm.  Ask to speak with someone in our Environmental Division.  Or, you can fill out a Animal Bite Report and submit it to the Environmental Division at the Health Department.


Helpful Links

Allen County Dog Warden
Ohio Department of Health
Dangerous Dog fact sheet