Dog Bite / Attack Investigation
All reports of dog bites and dogs attack will be investigated.
Upon receiving notification of a dog bite/attack, the animal control officer(s) will attend the site and/or meet with the victim to take all pertinent information:
- the Animal Control Officer investigates the incident and at this time a decision is made with respect to proceeding with charges under the municipal Animal Control By-law or to take action through The Dog Owner’s Liability Act;
- the Region of Durham Health Department is notified of any bite, following which they determine if the dog should be kept in quarantine for a period of 10 days.