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Animal bites: Dog's life spared despite attack

Animal experts in Wisconsin and elsewhere around the country claim that no dog breed is inherently more dangerous than another. However, statistics show that pit bulls account for the majority of dog-related deaths and dog attacks. Since dog bites are the most common type of animal bites in the nation, that represents a significant number of attacks by pit bulls. One pit bull in another state recently appeared in court, as its fate was decided following numerous attacks.

A 13-year-old pit pull named Tex apparently bit three people, one of whom is a child, according to reports from the local police department. The dog's owner claims that there has only been one bite incident. However, police came to the woman's home to take the animal after what they reported as the third incident of the dog's aggressive behavior.

Reports show that the dog attacked a woman who had to go to the emergency department. Part of her stomach, arm and hand were bitten off in the attack. The dog's owner said the woman was agitated when she came near the dog and must have been perceived as a threat to the animal, causing the attack.

The woman claims that the dog was secured during the times of the other two attacks. The town's city council determined that the dog was a dangerous animal. However, they decided to not euthanize the dog if certain stipulations were met by the owner.

Animal bites can result in very serious injuries. Victims may incur hospital bills, other medical expenses and/or costs for rehabilitation following a dog bite. A person may require plastic surgery or need counseling after the attack. An experienced attorney can help victims and their families pursue personal injury litigation against a dog's owner. Since Wisconsin is a strict liability state, an owner is liable for the dog's actions even if it has never behaved in an aggressive manner before.

Source:, "Pit bull owner appeals to save 'dangerous animal' from being put down", Ryan Laughlin, March 27, 2018

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