reporting a dog bite

Even the friendliest dog can bite if they are frightened or backed into a corner. YouTube videos showing kids pulling a cat’s tail or riding on a dog’s back may seem cute, but often the pet is showing signs of serious stress. Research shows that 77 percent of dog bites come from a family or friend’s dog. Learn how to protect your family. If your dog does bite another person or animal be responsible. You are normally responsible for the injured animal’s vet bill, and it is important to take precautions to ensure that your pet doesn’t bite again.


Please note that the Windsor/ Essex County Humane Society is not responsible for investigating dog bites or potentially dangerous dogs in Windsor or Essex County. If the aggressive dog is running loose in Windsor or the Town of Amherstburg please call us at 519-966-5751 anytime 24 hours a day for response. However, if the owner of the dog is present, the bite should be reported to local police or your bylaw enforcement department (in Windsor you can report a concern about an aggressive dog to 311).


For more information about what to do after a dog bite please click here.