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Texas Woman Awarded $695,000 for Dog Attack

A jury has awarded $695,000.00 to a Texas woman who suffered “permanent and disfiguring injuries” following an attack by her neighbor’s blue heeler. The dog has a history of biting people and is believed to have been trained by its owner to attack people. The lawsuit claims that on day of the attack the woman… Read More »

Even Young Children Need to Learn About Dog Safety

Every parent should know that more than half of the 4.7 million Americans who sustain dog bites are children. Dog bite prevention begins by starting to teach even very young children about appropriate behavior around dogs. Moreover, parents need to strictly supervise their children around all dogs – even a beloved family pet. If you… Read More »

When Best Friends Go Bad: Pit Bulls

Search the Internet for pit bull and you will find headline after headline about serious pit bull attacks somewhere in the United States. The problem of pit bull attacks is serious and there is no clear answer. Consider these general facts from the American Humane Society about dog bites: Most dogs involved in fatal dog… Read More »

North Carolina’s Unique Dog Bite Statute

Dog bites and injuries caused by animals tend to be distinct from other personal injuries under state tort laws. In fact, most states have a specific statute — often called a dog bite law — that assigns liability in such cases. In most jurisdictions, these laws make it difficult for owners to escape liability for… Read More »

Is the Adoption of the “No Kill” Movement Endangering People?

Posted on Sep 5, 2012 2:20pm PDT The No Kill Advocacy Center has been promoting the implementation of “No Kill” shelters across the country since the early 1990’s—meaning that they have asked animal shelters to abstain from euthanizing stray animals that have the potential to be adopted. Unless an animal is terminally ill or is… Read More »

Woman Mauled by Two of Her Neighbor’s Dogs

Posted on Aug 13, 2012 3:25pm PDT On August 5, 2012, a resident of American Falls, Idaho was severely injured after being attacked by two of her neighbor’s pit bulls. The woman was talking on the phone that morning when she heard a ruckus coming from outside of her home. She walked out to find… Read More »

Cop Shoots Pit Bull After Attacking Two Pedestrians

Posted on Aug 2, 2012 1:05pm PDT In Jersey City, a cop was able to save the lives of a woman and her daughter by killing the pit bull that was attacking them. The owner of the dogs’ claim that their animal was just trying to play with the two passerby’s rather than trying to… Read More »

Car Accident Survivor Bitten by a Pit-bull Dog

Posted on Jul 20, 2012 8:50am PDT According to The Northern Advocate, a local New Zealander was attacked by a pit-bull after serving a horrible car crash. This man was most likely in his 60’s survived the accident and sought to save his wife by getting her out of the car. Unfortunately, in the midst… Read More »

Parents Arrested after Serious Dog Attack

Posted on May 31, 2012 6:30pm PDT Reports indicate that authorities in Alameda County arrested a young mother for raising her toddler in dangerous conditions. Her property was discovered to harbor multiple hazards, which officers found after they were called to investigate a dog bite attack. Both the 2-year-old boy’s father, 36-year-old J.L.P., and his… Read More »

Young Boy Expected to Recover from Brutal Dog Attack

Posted on Mar 18, 2012 2:10pm PDT Doctors are hopeful about the full recovery of a toddler attacked by a pit bull in North Carolina. The little boy was forced to undergo emergency surgery following the attack, but is recovering nicely with family and friends. Police received a frantic phone call from a residence in… Read More »

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