Dog Bites

Bites and Scratches: If a dog, cat, ferret, or wild animal inflicts a bite to a human (and breaks skin), please follow these steps:

  • Seek medical attention as needed
  • Gather info: Owner’s phone number, name, and address
  • Vaccine history or vet clinic if available
  • Call Animal Control Dispatch at 413-587-1100
  • Take photos of the bite wound (before and after treatment)
  • Write down your statement while it’s fresh in your mind