Wash all wounds with soap and water and obtain professional medical advice regarding the risks of rabies and other possible infections. If the injuries are serious, call 911 immediately.
Maintain records of all medical visits and bills so that you can be reimbursed for your expenses.
Obtain the name and phone number of the dog’s owner or keeper if it is possible. Also, record the name and phone number of any witnesses.
If the dog is not wearing tags or cannot be identified, contact animal control or the police to attempt to find the dog’s owner.
Report the bite to your local animal care and control agency, this is especially important if the dog is a stray or does not have a current rabies vaccination as it may need to be quarantined.
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