Prevent, Promote, and Protect your Health with the Lake County General Health District
(440) 350-2543
5966 Heisley Rd
Mentor, Ohio 44060

Animal Bite Exposure Report

Ohio Law(OAC 3701-3-28) requires all dog, cat or mammal bites be reported to the health district in which the bite occurred. The report shall be made by the person bitten, a health care provider, or a veterinarian with knowledge of the bite.

To report incidents using this web site, the bite/scratch/exposure must have occurred in Lake County, Ohio. To obtain contact information to report incidents that occurred in Ohio but NOT in Lake County, go to and click on individual listing of local health departments.

Please provide the information requested below by using the tab key to move between fields. After receiving the information, a staff sanitarian will contact the animal owner and person bitten/scratched/exposed to assess the risk of rabies exposure and provide compliance information.

Download Animal Bite Form.

Animal Bite Exposure Report

  • Animal Owner

  • Person Bitten

  • Animal Information

  • Please report within 24 hours of incident to the Lake County General Health District If you have any questions please call Phone: 440-350-2543 (after 4:30 P.M., leave message) Animals must be confined by owner for 10 days from the DATE OF THE BITE. Proof of rabies vaccination required for dogs, cats and ferrets.
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