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Animal-inflicted injuries should be reported immediately. If the injury occurs within the City limits of Bixby, call the Bixby Police Animal Control at 918-366-8294. If the injury occurs outside the City limits of Bixby, report the injury to the proper local authority. If possible, confine the animal first and then call the appropriate number. Tell the person answering the phone where the animal is. Try to describe the breed, size, color or any distinct markings on the animal, where it may live, and if it’s wearing a collar or tags. An Animal Control Officer will be dispatched to your location to complete an animal bite report.
The animal is impounded and observed, or sent to the lab for rabies virus testing. It will be impounded at our facility or it may be impounded at an approved veterinary hospital at the owner’s expense.
It is very important for dogs and cats to have a current rabies vaccination. Pets may come into contact with wild animals who could have rabies. If a rabid animal bites your dog or cat, it could be infected with rabies, putting you and your family at risk. A rabies vaccination is also required by law to license your dog or cat. In the case of an un-vaccinated animal bites a person, it must be quarantined at a veterinarian at your expense. In the case of an un-vaccinated animal is bitten by a confirmed rabid animal, the bitten animal must be quarantined at a veterinarian for four to six months at owners expense (State Law) or euthanized.
The City of Bixby leash law states that no dog or cat can be off its owner’s property unless the animal is securely held, restrained and confined by his owner, member of family or agent, by means of a strap, chain, rope, cord, leash or obediently at heel. or other device not exceeding eight feet (8’) in length, and in such manner as to prevent the dog from attacking any person.
In the City limits of Bixby, each residence is allowed 3 dogs and/ or cats without being considered a Kennel Proprietor. Each dog / cat must be registered.
Kennel Proprietor is defined as any person who shall keep or harbor more than three (3) dogs or three (3) cats over four (4) months old, who shall be presumed to operate a kennel, whether the same be operated for pleasure or for profit.