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Be cautious around strange dogs and treat your own pet with respect. Because children are the most frequent victims of dog bites, parents and caregivers should:
Other tips that may prevent or stop a dog attack:
Even if the bite can be explained (perhaps someone stepped on the dog’s tail), it’s important to take responsibility for your dog’s actions by taking these steps:
If you are the bite victim - treat wounds:
All cellular and VoIP phone subscribers within Douglas County who wish to receive emergency notifications. Subscribers’ cellular and VoIP information will be kept in a separate database, so that if subscribers are already in the 911 landline database their information will not be changed.
No. All of the information you enter will feed directly into the emergency notification secure database. This information can only be accessed by system administrators and the data will never be sold or distributed to third parties.
You will receive phone calls when the emergency notification system is activated and your address is within the geographic area chosen to receive the notification message. The emergency notification system will only be activated for emergency purposes.
If you move after you have entered your information into the website you will need to go back into the website and re-enter your information with your new address.
Yes. You may enter your phone number at different addresses. This will be convenient for people who live in one area but might have a business or vacation home in another area of the county.
Yes. If you enter an address that does not exist you will not be in the database and will not be contacted when the emergency notification system is activated.
No. You will only receive phone calls when the emergency notification system is activated and your address is within the geographic notification area chosen. The emergency notification system will only be activated for emergency purposes.
Yes. No matter where you are physically located, you will only receive calls for emergencies that affect the address entered into the website. So if you are on vacation in a different state you will still receive a phone call if the address you entered is affected by an emergency.
This service is provided to you free of charge by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. However, please be aware that text message charges may apply depending on your mobile service agreement and service carrier. Contact your mobile service provider for details.
We would like to collect your email address for an alternative method of contacting your. For example, we will occasionally ask you to update your opt-in information to ensure it remains up-to-date. We will do this through the email address your provide.
Dispatchers are trained to get as much information as possible to best determine the nature of the problem and its seriousness. On emergency calls, the dispatcher has already sent the information to the appropriate emergency response agency while asking the addition questions.
All requests for police service are assigned by priority, based on the seriousness of the incident and the potential for injury or damage to property. At times, calls of less urgent nature must be delayed so that we may respond immediately to emergencies.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Records Division is open from 8 am to 5 pm. Monday through Friday, and closed on holidays. If you cannot come to the Sheriff’s Office, your report can be mailed if you send a self addressed stamped envelope along with the case number and a money order with the proper fee amount to:Douglas County Sheriff’s OfficeAttention: Records Division1036 SE Douglas AvenueRoseburg, OR 97470
You can visit the Corrections Division page. If your questions are not answered there you can call 541-440-4440.
The Sheriff’s Office will respond 24 hours a day, seven days a week to requests for police assistance. To find out more, visit our report information page.
Some reports may be made over the telephone. This will depend on the type of offense you are reporting.
Please visit our Crime Prevention page, or you may call the Sheriff’s Office at 541-440-4450.
The Sheriff’s Office depends on citizens calling to report crimes or suspicious activity. The dispatcher who takes your call will ask questions about the activity to determine its nature. You may be asked if an officer may contact you, but you may request not to be contacted.
Please visit our Employment Opportunities page. You may also email Angie Stoffal, the Sheriff’s Administrative Assistant or call at 541-957-4778.
Call 911 right away. Do not attempt to file your report online.
Do not file an online report with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO). It will not be accepted. Contact the police agency for the jurisdiction in which the incident occurred.
Complete the online report. The report will be reviewed by Douglas County Sheriff’s Office personnel and, if further investigation is deemed necessary, you will be contacted.
You will most likely receive an email, but you may receive a phone call or letter.
Maybe. The online report will be reviewed by Douglas County Sheriff’s Office personnel and it will be determined if further investigation will be conducted.
You can contact the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office at 541 440-4471.
Email your information, be sure to include your CSP reference number or case number in the subject line.
Dogs and cats can be very prolific. A single female cat and her offspring can produce thousands of cats in just a few years. Millions of unwanted animals must be destroyed every year.
Stray animals damage property, spread disease and cost taxpayers thousands of dollars every year.
A spay is an ovariohysterectomy - both ovaries and the uterus are removed through a surgical incision in the abdomen. After spaying, a female animal will never go into heat and cannot have babies.
Neutering is a surgical procedure in which both testicles of a male animal are removed. This surgery is much easier than a spay and makes the animal un-able to reproduce.
Surgery can be done when the animal is 5 to 6 months old. Female should be spayed before they go into heat.
Your pet’s basic personality will not be changed. Usually, spayed/neutered pets become more people oriented. Male animals will be less likely to fight.
Operations are performed under local or general anesthesia. After surgery your pet may be depressed for a few days from the effects of the anesthesia. Stitches may be removed in about 10 days.
Removing the ovaries and the testicles does affect metabolism. Many animals do tend to gain weight, so a diet must be closely regulated. As with humans, regular exercise and reasonable food intake will help maintain a healthy weight.
The exact amount of the procedure depends on the sex and weight of your pet. Check with your veterinarian for the costs for you pet.