Officials in Stow County, Ohio are attempting to keep the number of dog bites as low as possible, but the first line of defense is the dog owners themselves. Dog owners need to be responsible for their pets so that local animal control employees can do their job better.

People who raise dogs improperly can create animals that are more prone to bite than other dogs that have been well cared for. A dog bite is a dangerous thing, and many dogs that have serious issues can maim or even kill young children.

Now, municipalities all over Ohio are making it easier to identify dog owners who are not raising their animals appropriately. If you have seen someone raising a dangerous animal, you can now call animal control to report the owner. If this happens, the owner may be fined $100 or more.

If a dog has bitten you or one of your loved ones, you may be able to receive compensation for your pain and suffering. A dog bite is not only painful, but it can traumatic, making you permanently fearful of dogs. Please contact the experienced Ohio dog bite lawyer at Robert W. Kerpsack CO., L.P.A.