Dogs in Missouri State Parks

Since state parks do not fall under municipal jurisdiction, Missouri does enforce separate leash laws in these locations. According to Missouri State Park Regulations, all pets that enter a park must wear a leash no longer than 10 feet and their owners must supervise these animals at all times. In addition, no pet other than a service animal can enter any state park or historic building, fishing waters, public swimming areas, or beaches. People who violate these regulations can face a citation and a hefty fine.

What to Do After a Dog Bite

Dog bites can be scary occurrences. If a dangerous dog injures you, it is important to get to safety and seek help immediately. Follow these steps to protect yourself and preserve vital evidence.

  • Get to a safe location and dial 911.
  • Take photographs of your injuries and the area around the dog attack, if it is safe to do so.
  • If possible, clean the wound with mild soap and hot water and apply a sterile bandage.
  • Seek medical attention immediately. Dog bites can easily lead to infections and going to a hospital can prevent these complications. Save all records from your visits.
  • Attempt to identify the owner of the animal and gather his or her contact information.
  • Ask any witnesses in the area for their contact information.
  • Contact a Missouri dog bite attorney as soon as possible.

After a dog attack, you can suffer from several physical, emotional, and financial hardships. A Kansas City dog bite attorney can protect your rights and help you secure the compensation you need to recover. 

Robert Norfleet
Helping Kansas City area medical malpractice, car accident, wrongful death and personal injury clients.