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Aggressive Dogs

If a dog bites you or someone you know, seek medical attention immediately. Report the dog bite to the Durham Region Health Department and notify Clarington Animal Services using the online report a problem form. If you know the owners of the animal, you should notify them.

Be prepared to provide the following information when you call to report the bite:

  • Your name, address, home, and business numbers
  • The current location of the dog that bit you
  • Brief details of the incident, including names and numbers of witnesses
  • The location, date and time of the incident
  • The breed, size and colour of the dog
  • Where the dog lives and/or who the owner is
  • It may be helpful to take photos of the bite area. Photos may be used as evidence of the bite

Once notified, Clarington Animal Services will investigate the incident and we may place an order to restrain on the animal. If your dog has bitten someone, we encourage you to be as cooperative as possible.

Sharing your name, contact information and information about the dog will help any investigation done by Clarington Animal Services.


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