Dog Bites & Aggressive Animals

ACC picks up owned animals that have bitten or are aggressive when requested by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) or a local police official. Fill out this form to report a bite to the DOHMH, or visit the DOHMH website for more information on reporting an aggressive animal . If ACC picks up an animal that was involved in a biting situation, we are holding it as a Care Agent only. The release of the animal to the owner, the declaring of an animal dangerous, or deciding not to release an animal back to his owner is based on DOHMH's investigation and potential court involvement and will be decided on by DOHMH once the investigation is complete. ACC only releases the animal once we get notice from DOHMH that it is okay to do so.

  • Why Dogs Bite
  • Preventing Your Dog from Biting
  • DOH Bite Flyer
  • Bite Prevention Flyer
  • Vaccination Information
  • Rabies Information

For more information on preventing dog bites, please visit our Education and Resources section .

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