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