Animal Bites

When an Animal Bites


  • Call the Effingham County Sheriff's Office, or 911 for serious bites.
  • Seek medical attention for all bites.
  • Identify the animal (i.e. Breed, color, markings, location last observed, size).
  • If possible, contain the animal safely, but do not try to contain a vicious dog.
  • If the animal's vaccinations are not current or verifiable, the animal must be quarantined for a minimum of 10 days.