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Dog to be euthanized after biting three times

Dogs make some of the best companions humans can find, but those humans also have the responsibility that those dogs are not a danger to others. Recently, one man failed to fulfill that responsibility and as a result his dog, a Rottweiler, golden retriever mix has been scheduled to be euthanized after three different people experienced a dog bite on different occasions.

In one of the cases, a woman was bitten when she was passing by the owner's home. In the other two cases the dog bit people who had entered the home. When the euthanization was scheduled the owner attempted to find another home for the dog, but the city determined that the gesture was too little too late.

No one likes to make the decision to put a dog to sleep, but a dog bite can be a serious injury, especially if it results in infection. In this case, all of the dog bites happened to adults when the dog attacked them at waist level. The biggest concern was that the dog may eventually bite a child at the same level, which could mean attacking the face.

Personal injury cases resulting from dog bites can lead to monetary compensation for bite victims that will help cover their medical expenses. Such civil lawsuits also send the potentially life-saving message that it's important that dog owners train as well as properly restrain and supervise their pets.

Source: Pioneer Press, "Lino Lakes: Dog deemed dangerous by city to be put down Friday," Sarah Horner, Dec. 20, 2012

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