Preventing Dog Bites

Dog bites are a serious problem in our community, but they are a problem we can solve. Here's how:

Spay or Neuter

Dogs that have not been spayed or neutered are three times more likely to bite.

Train & Socialize

You want your dog to be comfortable being around people. If your dog shows signs of aggression, get help from a professional.

Never Play "Attack" Games

They won't understand the difference between play and real-life situations. If you don't know how your dog will react to new situations exercise caution.

Obey the Leash Law

Keep your pet on a leash in public places.

Don't Disturb Sleeping Animals

Dogs can startle easily, and may bite when woken.

Don't Pet an Animal You Don't Know

Ask the pet owner for permission first.

If You Are Attacked

If you are attacked by an animal report it immediately to your local Animal Care and Control. Remember there is no cure for rabies so it is important that every animal be tested or quarantined.