There is a video that recently went viral about a cat in Bakersfield that was able to fend off a dog that was viciously attacking a young boy. By the cat interrupting the attack, this little boy was spared from further injuries. Based on a report released recently it appears we need more cats!
According to the Centers For Disease Control there were about 4.5 million dog bites in the United States in the last year alone. This includes over 2 million children and almost 6,000 Unites States Postal Carriers. Every dog owner either knows or should know that they have an absolute responsibility to control and contain their dog. When they fail to exercise that control they should suffer the consequences. The sad reality is that while they should suffer the consequences of their lack of action the person that gets bit does suffer! Frequently that suffering is permanent and irreversible.
We have seen children that were savagely bit in the face and extremities and they will carry the visible scars for the rest of their life. Often there is nerve damage and even blindness and death as a result of an out of control dog. The owners act surprised and make the defense that the dog has never done this before and will likely never do it again or they ask what the victim did the elicit such behavior. These arguments aren’t valid and the dog’s owner is responsible. Period!
If you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog and you were not fortunate enough to have help from your local cat you must give The Law office of Guenard & Bozarth a call. We have worked with numerous victims of dog bites and we can help you! Call us at 888-809-1075 or visit us at We Can Help!