Category: Dog Bites/Animal Attacks

Kentucky Dog Bite Series: What If A Dog Bites My Child?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, half of the nearly 4.5 million Americans bitten by dogs annually are children. That’s not good news. It’s wonderful for kids to form friendships with dogs. However, children, especially those ages 10 and below, are most vulnerable to dog attacks. That’s because they are smaller and … Continued

Published: 10/24/14

Kentucky Dog Bite Series: Handling An Aggressive Dog

Owning a dog comes with many responsibilities. Owners have to feed them, take them on walks and give them plenty of love. After all, dogs are part of the family. However, it’s important to note that the owner is liable for their dog’s actions. So, if the owner’s dog attacks or bites someone, the owner … Continued

Published: 10/13/14

Kentucky Dog Bite Series: Are Dog Breed Bans Working?

Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) is put in place for people’s safety. However, are they working? Under the breed specific legislation or breed discriminatory legislation, dogs of specific breeds, mixes or presumed to be specific breeds are restricted or prohibited. Owners may still get to keep their dogs, but they must follow any limitations or requirements … Continued

Published: 09/05/14

What To Do If Your Friend’s Dog Bites You

It would be a lot easier if a dog bites you and you don’t know the owner. However, sometimes it is your friend’s dog that bites you, and this may complicate your relationship. Perhaps, you’re worried that your friendship might get strained which is the last thing you want to happen. You might be inclined … Continued

Published: 10/03/13

Warm Weather May Increase Dog Bites In Kentucky

Dog bites can be life threatening any time of year, but during warm months, they seem to happen more frequently. This could be because people are usually out more and dogs are also allowed to roam around. This means we should take a few extra precautions during warm months. What Do Statistics Say? According to … Continued

Published: 08/27/13