It is always important to seek good medical care. You do not know if the animal had all of its shots or required vaccinations. The wound may become infected if not treated properly. Cleanse the wound with soap and warm water and see a doctor.
Notify your local animal control agency about your dog bite or animal incident.
Give as much information as you can, including, the sequence of events and any information about the dog or animal involved. You can contact the agency through the local police department who will investigate the animal.
Document the scene.
Photograph the injuries resulting from the dog attack.
Photograph the area in which the attack occurred.
Collect contact information from all witnesses of the dog attack.
What not to do?
Do not sign anything from the dog owner, insurance company, or anyone else involved in the attack.
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