Dog bite attacks can be traumatic with severe injuries. While most of us thing we know what to do after a dog attack, do you know the one thing Texas law requires?
According to the Texas State Health and Safety Code (Chapter 8-26), you must report every animal bite to the authorities.
This report is required by law with the intention of protecting others from a potential dog bite. So along with seeking the proper medical attention for the dog bite victim and securing the attacking animal, remember to call 311 to report the incident.
To report a dog bite, call 311 with the following information:
- Name of person bitten
- Contact info for both the victim and dog owner
- Date,time, and [...]