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Animal Control Laws – Are We Really Protected?

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Animal Control enforcement, or lack thereof, has been a major concern in many communities. Every year more than 4.5 million dog bites are reported, resulting in 20-30 fatalities. The animal control department has been delegated the role to handle animal-related situations, oftentimes with limited staff, resources, and at times even handled by the Human Society, which is not a government agency. Animal control officers’ power to make arrests, have ability to conduct searches, handle animals, varies greatly from one county to another. Exactly how protected are the residents in each county? Continue reading to learn more.   Animal control officers have...

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What to Do if a Dog Bites You

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Most commonly known as “man’s best friend,” dogs are unfortunately not always the friendly companion we grow to know and love. There are instances dogs may look at you more as a threat than a best friend, and those are situations one needs to be well-prepared for. We love to adopt dogs as family members and sometimes forget dogs are still animals with inherent instincts and triggers. It is actually more common for family friend dogs to bite than strange dogs. About 25% of bites result in requiring medical attention so it is important to be prepared if this situation...

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How to Avoid a Potential Dog Bite

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Every year, approximately 4.5 million people in the US alone are affected by dog bites, with the majority of its victims the children and the elderly. With that said, it is crucial we are well-informed and prepared to do the research and apply advice from the experts how to prevent dog bites. In the event if this situation does occur, it is important to know the steps to handle to diffuse the situation quickly and effectively. Below we’ll explain in further detail why dogs attack, how to detect warning signs, how to avoid dog bites, and the importance of teaching...

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Top 5 Dog Breeds Likely to Bite

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Before you consider buying a dog, it might be helpful during your decision making to factor in which dogs are most likely to bite people. Why is this important? Approximately 4.5 million dog bites are reported in the United States every year. Besides your dog potentially biting you, they may bite other people or strangers and you may be held liable. In fact, about ⅔ of bites occur by the front doors and front lawns of people’s homes.⅓ of claimed victims have been postal workers. The most common known dog bite injuries have been partial finger amputation, puncture wounds and...

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