What happens when a dog or cat bites someone?

This should be reported to the Buffalo Police Department by dialing 911 or 682-1162. If the injury is serious enough to require medical attention, any treating physician is required to file a report with Chief of Police.

The incident will be investigated and the animal in question will have to be quarantined for a period of 10 days. To be quarantined the animal must be kept inside the home or at a veterinary hospital at the owner's expense.

If the attack is unprovoked, the animal could be deemed: "potentially dangerous." The owner is notified of this determination in writing. If the animal attacks someone again, it must be removed from the City immediately.

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1. Does my dog or cat need a license?
2. How many pets can I have?
3. Does my pet have to be on a leash in my own yard?
4. What are the rules about cleaning up after my pet?
5. If there is an animal running around my neighborhood can I catch it?
6. If my pet is missing what should I do?
7. My pet has been impounded. How do I retrieve it?
8. What happens when a dog or cat bites someone?
9. What can be done about that barking dog in our neighborhood?
10. Can I have a mountain lion or chickens in the city limits?