Senate Moves To Compromise On Dog Bites

Md. Senate Advances Dog Bite Liability Measure

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EST, February 26, 2014 If the third try’s the charm, the Maryland Senate gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a bill aimed at untangling for the third time an emotional controversy over dog owners’ liability if their pets bite someone. The bill would reverse a Court of Appeals opinion declaring that pit bulls are “inherently dangerous”, a decision that has prompted many landlords in the state to evict the dogs – or threaten to kick out their owners – to avoid potential liability if someone is bitten on the premises. Pit bull owners contend the decision is unfair and has caused many dogs to be abandoned or euthanized, even if they only resemble the breed. But in attempting to fix the pit bull ruling, lawmakers have squabbled the last two years over where the line ought to be drawn in judging whether a dog’s owner or a landlord should pay medical bills if a pet attacks someone. Two previous attempts to resolve the issue have foundered in disagreements with the House of Delegates. Related Balto. Co. seeks to increase animal cruelty fines, alter hearing process Sen.
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Take the bite out of dogs by being vigilant

On Wednesday at around 9:40 am, a lone man was walking southbound on Talbot on the west sidewalk near Ann St. At the same time, a woman was walking her dog on a leash headed northbound. As the two were passing, the woman’s dog bit the mans ankle resulting in a minor injury. The woman is described as Caucasian, 20-25 years old and the dog is small (20 pounds) with short black fur and estimated to be 2 years old. London Police would like to speak with the owner to determine if the dogs vaccinations are up to date. Anyone with information is asked to contact city Police.
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MP puts the bite on dog attacks

MANY ARE STRUCK WITH A SENSE OF DEJA VU. A VOTE IS EXPECTED THIS WEEK. THEN IT COMES TO THE HOUSE. For the third time, Maryland state lawmakers have tried to address a court ruling declaring pit bulls inherently dangerous. Mobile users tap here to watch video The Senate advanced a bill Wednesday that doesn’t single out pit bulls and puts the onus on dog owners to prove they didn’t know their pet was dangerous. The legislation seeks to overturn a 2012 court decision labeling pit bulls inherently dangerous. The ruling declared that landlords and owners of pit bulls can be held liable in attack cases even if there is no evidence that they knew the dog was dangerous. “It puts victims in a better position than they are today. On top of that, we make sure it’s the jury that gets to make the decision,” said Sen. Brian Frosh, D-Montgomery County.
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Dog bite liability debate revisited

Sen. Nathaniel McFadden, Sen. Brian Frosh

It seemed that this dog had hurt her feelings as well. I felt at fault for the whole situation. If only I had intervened sooner, then maybe this wouldn’t have happened. As a dog owner myself, I didn’t blame the dog or the owner because dogs’ actions can be unpredictable. There are many reasons that dogs bite, but how do you make a child understand? Once my daughter calmed down, I explained that some dogs get scared when kids and grownups try to pet them. I told her that even though most dogs are friendly, some aren’t interested in getting pets and hugs.
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Towson family has been at center of pit bull controversy

Sen. Nathaniel McFadden and Sen. Brian Frosh debate Senate Bill 247 on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. (The Daily Record/Bryan P. Sears) Sen. Bobby Zirkin led the charge to amend Senate Bill 247 into a bill that would have a stricter liability standard while being breed-neutral and protecting landlords in the wake of a 2012 Court of Appeals decision. But Sen. Brian E. Frosh, sponsor of the bill, managed to narrowly defeat that amendment 23-24.
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Five ways to avoid dog bites (and what to do when you can’t)

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Instead, practice the golden rule and let the dog get his rest thats what you would want, right? Be extra careful around moms That maternal instinct is pretty strong in dogs, and females can get aggressive when their puppies are on the line. Avoid grabbing or handling the puppies of an unfamiliar dog, as this can make the mother feel threatened and may cause her to react violently. If your own dog has puppies, be careful about letting children (both your own and others) handle the puppies without your supervision. Know what to do if youre bitten Sometimes, dog bites are unavoidable. If you’re bitten by a dog, get medical attention immediately. Once you have received proper medical care, report the incident to your local animal control service. Be sure to include all the details of the incident, including your location and an accurate description of the dog.
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Dog Bites Man Dept: David Brooks Misses the Point

Critics also say the ruling has made it harder for homeless pit bulls to be adopted, and the strict liability standard on landlords has forced some pet owners to choose between their pets and their homes. Sen. Brian Frosh, D-Montgomery, said the measure shifts the burden of proof to the dog owner, rather than the victim. He described the bill as fair to victims, pet owners and landlords. It will move the ball toward justice for each class, and I think its an important step to take, said Frosh, who chairs the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee. But some senators said the measure amounted to caving in to bad policy out of political expedience to craft a bill that could pass the House of Delegates. The Legislature failed to pass a bill addressing the court ruling last year.
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Senate advances legislation on dog bites

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Police Looking For Dog and Owner After Dog Bite

A national register of dog bites would bring down the estimated 100,000 dog attacks in Australia each year, federal parliament has been told. Source: News Corp Australia A NATIONAL register of dog bites would bring down the estimated 100,000 dog attacks in Australia each year and save children from horrific deaths, federal parliament has been told. Labor MP Andrew Leigh told the shocking story of four-year-old Ayen Chol as he called for a strong, countrywide approach to deal with aggressive animals. The girl was killed in 2011 by a part pit bull terrier that ran inside her neighbours St Albans home, in Melbournes west, and savaged her and two other children while her helpless mother tried to fight it off. The attack led to a toughening up of state laws. But Mr Leigh has called for a national register of dog bites to track incidents and plot what measures reduced attacks. He also wants a national identification and registration database, better public awareness about responsible ownership and clear guidelines for enforcement for authorities backed by the will of the community. Mr Leigh said the Government should draw on the shock and dismay of stories like Ayens to stem the huge number of dog bites each year.
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Dog Bite Claims Fall, Except For Mail Carriers

Senate moves to compromise on dog bites

Towson family has been at center of pit bull controversy

Contributors agree to our Terms of Service and are responsible for the content of their videos and photos. Please report any content that violates the terms. Dog bite claims fall, except for mail carriers By Oliver St. John, USA TODAY 6:53 p.m. EDT May 16, 2013 Dog bite claims were down by 2.1% in 2012 from 2011, State Farm reports (Photo: Thinkstock) Dog bite claims were down by 2.1% in 2012 from 2011, State Farm reports The U.S. Postal Service reported 5,879 bites last year, 274 more than in 2011 California is the top state in claims SHARE 114 CONNECT 38 TWEET 4 COMMENTEMAILMORE Last year, dogs were slightly less bitey, but they made an exception for mail carriers. Who’s a good dog? The ones responsible for the 2.1% decrease in insurance claims for dog bites in 2012 are good dogs, says a report released Wednesday by State Farm, which covers dog bites under renters and homeowners insurance policies. But the insurer still cited 3,670 dog bite claims, costing an average of $29,522 for everything from stitches and shots to lawsuits and reconstructive surgery. Fido’s lenience was not extended to the U.S.
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Take the bite out of dogs by being vigilant

If only I had intervened sooner, then maybe this wouldn’t have happened. As a dog owner myself, I didn’t blame the dog or the owner because dogs’ actions can be unpredictable. There are many reasons that dogs bite, but how do you make a child understand? Once my daughter calmed down, I explained that some dogs get scared when kids and grownups try to pet them. I told her that even though most dogs are friendly, some aren’t interested in getting pets and hugs. Also, I rationalized that the dog could have thought she had food in her hand and was trying to get it from her. From that day on, we implemented a new rule about dog safety in our family. Though we still ask the owner’s permission before greeting a dog, my husband and I give our kids the final go-ahead. If we sense the dog doesn’t want to be petted, then the kids know to just smile and wave at the dog. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4.5 million Americans are bitten each year, and half of those are children.
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MINDEF insists Pasir Ris camp stray dogs were ‘unpredictable’ and a ‘persistent danger’

The NSF, who has not been named, was on Tuesday charged with unauthorised videography and unauthorised disclosure of information to a third party in this case, the Animal Lovers League (ALL), who in turn posted the 21-second clip on its Facebook page. Read our previous report on the case and watch the video here . His father, Simon Spencer, posted publicly on his Facebook page on Tuesday afternoon that the mistreatment of the dogs at the camp started with a warrant officer, who according to him threw a truncheon (a long baton) at the dogs to chase them away, because they had bitten one of the camp’s administrative staff. “However, things got out of hand this time when the lieutenant colonel personally brutally hit an innocent dog in the presence of the NSmen, as a demonstration of ‘how it is done’ in order to ensure that the strays would not dare to approach the army camp in the future,” he wrote. “This was witnessed by my son and eight other NSFs who were threatened to be charged if they did not keep their silence.” Claim of a promise According to Spencer, his son and a senior colleague of his were both charged, the latter because he had allowed the NSF to leave camp and approach the ALL representative that day. The lieutenant colonel, however, according to him, will not be charged because MINDEF said in a statement on Monday evening that there was no dog abuse found. (This) even after they took the statements of my son and the eight other NSFs of Pasir Ris camp who witnessed the lieutenant colonel abuse a dog, wrote Spencer.
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Dog bite liability debate revisited

Sen. Nathaniel McFadden, Sen. Brian Frosh

Mac Middleton, D-Charles County. “No. You would have to prove negligence by the landlord,” Frosh said. “So, if the landlord knew that one of the tenants had a vicious dog?” Middleton said. “Yes,” Frosh said. This is the third time legislators have tried to tackle the issue. The first two attempts, described as “train wrecks,” ended in failure in part because the House and Senate couldn’t compromise. “If they do it wrong, that’s on them.
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When The Dog Bites

He said that essentially is what the Senate approved in two prior yerars, only to have it rejected by House members. Delegates favor returning to a “one-bite” standard for all breeds, which prevailed before the court ruling, meaning an owner could avoid liability if there was credible evidence the dog had never done anything like that before. Frosh acknowledged that he had largely shared Zirkin’s view of the issue in prior years, but opted for this measure because he believed it would pass the House. While not perfect, he said, the bill was better than the status quo. To stand pat on what the Senate has passed before would almost certainly be rejected in the House, he warned, leaving the two chambers at loggerheads again. Frosh and Zirkin, both lawyers, sparred over court rulings and legal standards throughout the prolonged debate. Other senators chimed in, some with personal stories about being nipped or scared by others’ dogs. “We’ve gone to the dogs, folks,” Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller quipped at one point. “This is a very tough issue,” said Miller as the debate wrapped up. Noting strong feelings expressed on both sides, he asked, “do you want to accept hte compromise, or do you want to do better?” Zirkin’s amendment to impose strict liability for dog bites failed 22 to 25. A second amendment also fell short at first,

which would make it easier for bite victims to collect if a dog is “running at large,” off a leash.
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dog bites

Even then, they are more aggressive toward other animals, not people. Often, aggressive “pit bulls” have been abused and/or neglected. These are VERY dangerous. Ways To Provoke a Dog: Try to take food or toy away from him. NEVER bother a dog while he is eating. The most common situation where a dog bite occurs is while a dog is eating. Playing “tug of war” with a dog.
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Senate advances legislation on dog bites

Sears February 26, 2014 Todays debate on dog bite liability was an intense, passionate discussion about public policy, personal injury compensation, court decisions and peoples pets. Sen. Nathaniel McFadden and Sen. Brian Frosh debate Senate Bill 247 on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. (The Daily Record/Bryan P. Sears) Sen. Bobby Zirkin led the charge to amend Senate Bill 247 into a bill that would have a stricter liability standard while being breed-neutral and protecting landlords in the wake of a 2012 Court of Appeals decision. But Sen.
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Dog Bite Claims Fall, Except For Mail Carriers

Prevent yourself from dog bite

Olufemi Oboye

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MINDEF insists Pasir Ris camp stray dogs were ‘unpredictable’ and a ‘persistent danger’

Toddlers. Next, the elderly; and coming in third–you guessed it–postal carriers. “Dog bites are the ninth leading cause of unintentional nonfatal injury to children ages 5-9,” Kathy Voigt, president of Prevent The Bite , tells ABC News. “More than 2 million children are bitten by dogs every year,

and most bites are from their own dog or a dog they know well. The majority of bites to smaller children are in their face and head.” The scenario that keeps Emily Patterson, animal welfare scientist for the American Veterinary Medical Association , awake at night, she says, is a very young child left alone with the family dog. Children are easy to injure, she notes. They tend to do “surprising things.” And dogs, she noteseven the nicest and most loving onesdo not always respond well to surprises. Somebody pulls your tail while you’re asleep? You bite.
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dog bites

Side effects: bleeding between periods, headache, weight gain, nervousness, abdominal discomfort, loss of bone density. (William Rafti of the William Rafti Institute, via Wikipedia Commons) FREDERICK, Md. – Authorities in Frederick County are looking for the owner of a dog that bit a woman in a local park. According to a release from the Frederick County Health Department (FCHD), a medium size white boxer with dark spots bit a woman around 2:30 p.m. on February 19 in Ballenger Creek Dog Park. The FCHD needs to speak to the owner of the dog so the bite victim can avoid unnecessary rabies shots. The owner is described as a white woman who also had a large brown Sheperd-mix dog with her. Anyone with information about the owners identity is asked to call the FCHD at 301-600-1717 or Frederick County Animal Control at 301-600-1544. Rabies is a viral disease that infects mammals (warm-blooded animals who nurse their young) and is spread by the saliva of the infected animal. Human cases of rabies are fatal if untreated. Symptoms of rabies in animals can include fear of water, limping, salivating, unusually friendly or aggressive behavior, or other atypical behaviors such as nocturnal animals emerging during the daytime. Copyright 2014 Scripps Media, Inc.
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Cat bites deemed more dangerous than dog bites

(AP) – A Port Angeles police official says a city officer suffered a minor injury and his police dog was kicked in the head as they arrested a motorcycle theft suspect in the foothills of the Olympic Mountains. The Peninsula Daily News reports that Deputy Chief Brian Smith says Officer Lucas Degand suffered a minor hand cut while K-9 Bogey appeared unhurt. The arrested man was treated for dog bites before being booked into jail Sunday night. The newspaper says 31-year-old Joshua Tinker of Spokane made a preliminary appearance Monday in Clallam County Superior Court. He was held on $10,000 bail for investigation of felony eluding, taking a motor vehicle without permission, driving without a license and DUI. The motorcycle was recovered by the Washington State Patrol and returned to its owner.
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Yet, according to scientists at the Mayo Clinic, they can be extremely dangerous. As noted by consumer reporter Mark Huffman over at Consumer Affairs: Their jaws may be tiny compared to a dog’s but their tiny teeth can do real damage, injecting bacteria deep into joints and tissue, perfect breeding grounds for infection. One indication of the danger is the required treatment. A Mayo Clinic study covering three years shows that one in three patients treated for a cat bite had to be admitted to a hospital. Of those requiring a hospital stay, two-thirds needed surgery. The study found that middle-aged women were the most common cat bite victims. ‘Dogs’ teeth are blunter According to researchers, there is no more bacteria in a cat’s mouth than what is found in a dog’s mouth. But it’s the fact that little kitty’s little fangs are designed perfectly to inject bacteria deep into your tissue that makes all the difference. “The dogs’ teeth are blunter, so they don’t tend to penetrate as deeply and they tend to leave a larger wound after they bite,” said senior author Brian Carlsen, M.D., a Mayo Clinic plastic surgeon and orthopedic hand surgeon. “The cats’ teeth are sharp and they can penetrate very deeply, they can seed bacteria in the joint and tendon sheaths.” What’s more, the scientists point out, it really doesn’t take a gaping wound to cause much damage.
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When The Dog Bites

“Comparatively, the human bites decreased and the number of domestic animal bites increased, but I’d be speculating as to say why,” said Mickey Frost, director of enforcement division for the City of Mississauga. “We don’t have any factual data to support why that is the case.” Frost said that the number of bites only reflect what is reported to Animal Control. “Prior to 2011, our system didn’t allow us the capability to track between human or dog bites,” added Frost, citing 186 total dog bites on both animals and humans in 2007 and 195 in total for the following year. Of the 86 bites reported in 2013, only 14 dogs were seized by Animal Control while the rest were quarantined at the owner’s home. A quarantine order is carried out through Peel Public Health to control rabies on human bites not for dog-on-dog or domestic animal bites. Following the quarantine orders in 2013 which involved more than 30 different breeds that year only eight canines were euthanized while two were adopted, two returned home and two are still impounded at Animal Services. One of the most notable quarantine orders from 2013 in the city took place on Oct.
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Suspect kicks police dog during arrest, dog bites back

Often, the dog’s defense mechanism will kick in, and he will bite in self-defense. “Rough housing” with or other sudden movements toward the dog’s owner. Many dogs will see this as an attack on his owner, and will attack you to defend the owner. Ignoring their warning! If a dogs barks ferociously or growls when you approach his territory, bed, etc. and you continue, that is an engraved invitation to get bitten. They are warning you that they don’t like that and stop.
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Mississauga sees spike in dog bites

(Photo: The Singapore Army Facebook page) In the latest development in an unfolding dog abuse controversy, the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) on Tuesday evening insisted that the dogs at Pasir Ris camp were “aggressive”, “unpredictable” and a “persistent danger” to staff there. MINDEF shared these comments in a post on its Facebook page, seemingly in response to an earlier Facebook post by the father of a full-time national serviceman at the camp. The NSF had recorded and shared a video of a dog that was hung from ropes in a toilet cubicle. The NSF, who has not been named, was on Tuesday charged with unauthorised videography and unauthorised disclosure of information to a third party in this case, the Animal Lovers League (ALL), who in turn posted the 21-second clip on its Facebook page. Read our http://www.socallawsupport.com/ previous report on the case and watch the video here . His father, Simon Spencer, posted publicly on his Facebook page on Tuesday afternoon that the mistreatment of the dogs at the camp started with a warrant officer, who according to him threw a truncheon (a long baton) at the dogs to chase them away, because they had bitten one of the camp’s administrative staff. “However, things got out of hand this time when the lieutenant colonel personally brutally hit an innocent dog in the presence of the NSmen, as a demonstration of ‘how it is done’ in order to ensure that the strays would not dare to approach the army camp in the future,” he wrote. “This was witnessed by my son and eight other NSFs who were threatened to be charged if they did not keep their silence.” Claim of a promise According to Spencer, his son and a senior colleague of his were both charged, the latter because he had allowed the NSF to leave camp and approach the ALL representative that day.
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Dog bite victim hopes to avoid rabies shots

This will, in turn, increase the chances of your dog biting you or others. Dogs usually display food aggression. They can show severe signs of aggression when you come close to their food or treat. This is just a natural instinct to protect its meal. However, you will also need to train your puppy to allow you to touch or retrieve its food bowl while it is eating. It is good you teach your pet this as early as possible because the older it grows, the more difficult it will become to pass this message across. This implies that you can easily get bitten by your dog if you mistakenly get close to its treat or meals. This is a bad habit that should be knocked off. The reason why this is important is that in the future, if you mistakenly feed a wrong meal or you see your dog eating something that is detrimental to its health, it will be difficult to retrieve it without being bitten. We also need to realise that preventing dog bites is more than just the responsibility of the dogs owner.
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Dog Bite Victim Hopes To Avoid Rabies Shots

Suspect kicks police dog during arrest, dog bites back

(William Rafti of the William Rafti Institute, via Wikipedia Commons) FREDERICK, Md. – Authorities in Frederick County are looking for the owner of a dog that bit a woman in a local park. According to a release from the Frederick County Health Department (FCHD), a medium size white boxer with dark spots bit a woman around 2:30 p.m. on February 19 in Ballenger Creek Dog Park. The FCHD needs to speak to the owner of the dog so the bite victim can avoid unnecessary rabies shots. The owner is described as a white woman who also had a large brown Sheperd-mix dog with her. Anyone with information about the owners identity is asked to call the FCHD at 301-600-1717 or Frederick County Animal Control at 301-600-1544. Rabies is a viral disease that infects mammals (warm-blooded animals who nurse their young) and is spread by the saliva of the infected animal. Human cases of rabies are fatal if untreated. Symptoms of rabies in animals can include fear of water, limping, salivating, unusually friendly or aggressive behavior, or other atypical behaviors such as nocturnal animals emerging during the daytime.
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Does that Cat Bite Mean You Also Have Depression?

The FCHD needs to speak with the owner of the dog so that the female bite victim may avoid receiving unnecessary post-exposure rabies vaccinations. Officials say the dog was a medium-size, deaf female, white Boxer type dog with dark spots on its skin. The dog was brought to the dog park by a white female, who also had a large brown Shepherd mix with her, who was not involved int he altercation. Anyone who has information about the owner’s identity is asked to call (301)-600-1717 or (301)-600-1544. The second incident happened a day later on Feb. 20 around 5:45 p.m. on Yellow Springs Road in front of a local Food Lion in Frederick. Officials say a man was bitten by a leashed, unidentified dog. The FCHD needs to also speak with this dog owner, so the male bite victim mayavoid receiving unnecessary post-exposure rabies vaccinations. The leashed dog is described as a large black lab, or pit bull terrier, and was being walked by a white male in his 50′s about 5’7″ with medium build and some gray hair. Again, anyone with information is asked to call FCHD (301)-600-1717 or FCAC (301)-600-1544.
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Officials Investigate Dog Bites to Two People

26 incident, Murray, 23, told The News that he was planning on breeding the dogs. Referring to literature put out by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association and the Canadian Kennel Club, Linda Dent, public educator for Animal Services, said dogs that are unfixed can be more aggressive, increasing chances of a bite incident. “Any of the educational information that you find out there from reputable http://www.socallawsupport.com/ sources does indicate that (spaying or neutering) recommended for dogs to avoid any potential aggression problem,” said Dent. She added a dog can also feel “more tense and anxious” when with its owner because of its protective nature. Meanwhile, Frost said charges have been laid under DOLA against the owner of another cane corso that attacked and killed a miniature schnauzer on Summerside Dr. on Dec. 4. Frost would not release the name of the owner or elaborate on any restrictions placed on the dog. The DOLA was amended in 2005 to include a ban on pit bulls in Ontario and place restrictions on existing dogs, including an order that they be sterilized as well as leashed and muzzled in public.
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Revisiting the dog bite liability voting session

Bobby Zirkin

Often, the dog’s defense mechanism will kick in, and he will bite in self-defense. “Rough housing” with or other sudden movements toward the dog’s owner. Many dogs will see this as an attack on his owner, and will attack you to defend the owner. Ignoring their warning! If a dogs barks ferociously or growls when you approach his territory, bed, etc. and you continue, that is an engraved invitation to get bitten. They are warning you that they don’t like that and stop. Listen!
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Mississauga sees spike in dog bites

MINDEF shared these comments in a post on its Facebook page, seemingly in response to an earlier Facebook post by the father of a full-time national serviceman at the camp. The NSF had recorded and shared a video of a dog that was hung from ropes in a toilet cubicle. The NSF, who has not been named, was on Tuesday charged with unauthorised videography and unauthorised disclosure of information to a third party in this case, the Animal Lovers League (ALL), who in turn posted the 21-second clip on its Facebook page. Read our previous report on the case and watch the video here . His father, Simon Spencer, posted publicly on his Facebook page on Tuesday afternoon that the mistreatment of the dogs at the camp started with a warrant officer, who according to him threw a truncheon (a long baton) at the dogs to chase them away, because they had bitten one of the camp’s administrative staff. “However, things got out of hand this time when the lieutenant colonel personally brutally hit an innocent dog in the presence of the NSmen, as a demonstration of ‘how it is done’ in order to ensure that the strays would not dare to approach the army camp in the future,” he wrote. “This was witnessed by my son and eight other NSFs who were threatened to be charged if they did not keep their silence.” Claim of a promise According to Spencer, his son and a senior colleague of his were both charged, the latter because he had allowed the NSF to leave camp and approach the ALL representative that day. The lieutenant colonel, however, according to him, will not be charged because MINDEF said in a statement on Monday evening that there was no dog abuse found. (This) even after they took the statements of my son and the eight other NSFs of Pasir Ris camp who witnessed the lieutenant colonel abuse a dog, wrote Spencer.
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Cat bites deemed more dangerous than dog bites

As a U.S. Postal Service slogan in support of National Dog Bite Prevention Week says, “There are 70 million good dogs, but ANY DOG CAN BITE .” And whom do dogs most often bite? Toddlers. Next, the elderly; and coming in third–you guessed it–postal carriers. “Dog bites are the ninth leading cause of unintentional nonfatal injury to children ages 5-9,” Kathy Voigt, president of Prevent The Bite , tells ABC News. “More than 2 million children are bitten by dogs every year, and most bites are from their own dog or a dog they know well. The majority of bites to smaller children are in their face and head.” The scenario that keeps Emily Patterson, animal welfare scientist for the American Veterinary Medical Association , awake at night, she says, is a very young child left alone with the family dog. Children are easy to injure, she notes. They tend to do “surprising things.” And dogs, she noteseven the nicest and most loving onesdo not always respond well to surprises.
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Dogs Put $489M Bite on Home Insurance Industry

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Or is it because of some sort of toxic parasite? Perhaps because depressed people like cats. Or cats and dogs. Or maybe, really, theres no link there at all. But dont worry We researchers will describe data and make suppositions that dont take into account the most obvious of explanation of them all. Strangely, Popular Science decided last week to dig up a study published in August of last year in PLOS One about the relationship between cats and depression. 1 The researchers did some data mining on the electronic health records drawn from a population of 1.3 million patients. This should give us a wealth of information, right?
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When The Dog Bites

(AP) – A Port Angeles police official says a city officer suffered a minor injury and his police dog was kicked in the head as they arrested a motorcycle theft suspect in the foothills of the Olympic Mountains. The Peninsula Daily News reports that Deputy Chief Brian Smith says Officer Lucas Degand suffered a minor hand cut while K-9 Bogey appeared unhurt. The arrested man was treated for dog bites before being booked into jail Sunday night. The newspaper says 31-year-old Joshua Tinker of Spokane made a preliminary appearance Monday in Clallam County Superior Court. He was held on $10,000 bail for investigation of felony eluding, taking a motor vehicle without permission, driving without a license and DUI. The motorcycle was recovered by the Washington State Patrol and returned to its owner.
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TO WIN HEARTS OF PEOPLE, OPERATION SADHBHAWNA NOW EYES ON DOG BITE VICTIMS!

The study was published in the February issue of the Journal of Hand Surgery. According to researchers, cat bites can often land the victim in the hospital. And when they do, such patients must often have wounds surgically cleaned and flushed out, as well as infected tissue removed —

a procedure that is called “debridement.” In the Mayo Clinic study , eight of 193 patients required more than one operation; some even needed reconstructive surgery. Reconstructive surgery According to MinnPost, the clinic undertook the study to see if they could find any new risk factors that might help predict which patients who come in for treatment of a cat bite to the hand would eventually have to be admitted to the hospital. Most of what the scientists found, however, only confirmed what they already knew — that such bites are more likely to land a victim in the hospital when they occur over a joint or tendon and are subsequently accompanied by redness, pain and swelling. They said risks increase for people with immune-deficiency disorders, as you might imagine. “The hand surgery community isn’t so shocked by our paper, but I do think the public may be surprised,” Carlsen told MinnPost. “I have seen some really bad infections [from cat bites] that have required multiple operations,” he added. “I had one patient, a farmer, whose tendons were destroyed on the back of his hand by the infection. He couldn’t straighten his fingers out.
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Sears February 21, 2014 The Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee Thursday voted 10-1 to approve an unamended version of Senate Bill 247, the bill sponsored by Sen. Brian E. Frosh that would set standards for liability for injuries or death caused by dog bites. Sen. Bobby Zirkin asks questions about dog bite legislation during a Feb. 6, 2014 Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee hearing. (The Daily Record/Bryan P. Sears) Despite the Senate changing its rules on live-streaming voting sessions, the committee opted to hold its debate offline.
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MINDEF insists Pasir Ris camp stray dogs were ‘unpredictable’ and a ‘persistent danger’

He however clarified that the initiative to start free treatment for bite cases was taken on recommendation of some media people. The official said apart from free anti-rabies vaccination, Army would not hesitate even to offer ambulance services. Depending upon feasibility we can also provide ambulance service, the official said adding that dog bite was a precarious situation where patient cant be left to wait for treatment. Unlike the state government run facilities like the sole Anti Rabies Clinic(ARC) at SHMS Hospital where bite cases have to procure the costly Immunoglobin from open markets, the Army says it would provide this life saving injection free of cost alongside anti-rabies vaccination. ASPIRING TO WIN HEARTS Over the years Army often remained in news for attempting to win the hearts of people. The initiative got a shot in the arm some two years ago. In May 2012, the then General Officer Commanding 15 Corps Lt Gen Syed Atta Hasnain asked soldiers to use heart as a weapon to reach out to people of Kashmir. But the typical signposts like Jawan Aur AwwamAman Hei Muqam popped up by the Army have often remained debatable amid mounting cases of fake encounters, unmarked graves and other cases of human rights abuse as reported in the past over two decades of armed-conflict. EYEING HELPLESSNESS While Operation Sadbhawna endeavors mostly targeted other districts of Kashmir, Srinagars alarming dog population and bite cases seem to have opened new avenues for Army to reach out the City people, who as per a Government Medical College Srinagar study, are feared to be outnumbered by stray packs in three years from now. Experts fear that dogs may go more ferocious in the summer capital, which witnesses the highest, a dozen odd bite cases daily while many have died.
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Exclusive: Bite-happy White Dog Bolt Is The Scourge Of Chelsea Apartment Building, Frightened Tenants Say

Prevent yourself from dog bite

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RELATED: PIT BULL MAULS CHICAGO CHILDREN, NEIGHBORS STILL WAITING FOR APOLOGY Marcus Santos/New York Daily News Adis Saletovicm, the super at the W. 27th St. building where a white-haired dog named Bolt has been biting tenants, says even he was bit by the pooch. I know she loves the dog, but the dog is really aggressive, he said. Bleyer a doctor who runs a private practice and teaches at the NYU Langone Medical Center says she adopted the white pooch as a rescue pet from the North Shore Animal League in 2010. Bolt is seeing a behavioralist to curb his wicked ways, and divorced mom Bleyer says the medium-sized mutt has become a furry security blanket for her little boy. I have an 8-year-old son, and (Bolt) is his best friend, Bleyer said. My son witnessed a very traumatic divorce. The NYPD confirmed two police responses for dog bites at the building the latest on Feb. 6, when the passerby was chomped on the back of her knee. Cops filled out a dog bite form, which is automatically forwarded to the city Health Department.
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Revisiting the dog bite liability voting session

Bobby Zirkin

(William Rafti of the William Rafti Institute, via Wikipedia Commons) FREDERICK, Md. – Authorities in Frederick County are looking for the owner of a dog that bit a woman in a local park. According to a release from the Frederick County Health Department (FCHD), a medium size white boxer with dark spots bit a woman around 2:30 p.m. on February 19 in Ballenger Creek Dog Park. The FCHD needs to speak to the owner of the dog so the bite victim can avoid unnecessary rabies shots. The owner is described as a white woman who

also had a large brown Sheperd-mix dog with her. Anyone with information about the owners identity is asked to call the FCHD at 301-600-1717 or Frederick County Animal Control at 301-600-1544. Rabies is a viral disease that infects mammals (warm-blooded animals who nurse their young) and is spread by the saliva of the infected animal. Human cases of rabies are fatal if untreated. Symptoms of rabies in animals can include fear of water, limping, salivating, unusually friendly or aggressive behavior, or other atypical behaviors such as nocturnal animals emerging during the daytime.
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Bolt, a white-haired mixed breed dog, is causing a lot of trouble in a Chelsea building, and the health department is weighing the best course of action for the biter.

Yes, even from Toto. As a U.S. Postal Service slogan in support of National Dog Bite Prevention Week says, “There are 70 million good dogs, but ANY DOG CAN BITE .” And whom do dogs most often bite? Toddlers. Next, the elderly; and coming in third–you guessed it–postal carriers. “Dog bites are the ninth leading cause of unintentional nonfatal injury to children ages 5-9,” Kathy Voigt, president of Prevent The Bite , tells ABC News. “More than 2 million children are bitten by dogs every year, and most bites are from their own blog url dog or a dog they know well. The majority of bites to smaller children are in their face and head.” The scenario that keeps Emily Patterson, animal welfare scientist for the American Veterinary Medical Association , awake at night, she says, is a very young child left alone with the family dog. Children are easy to injure, she notes.
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Dogs Put $489M Bite on Home Insurance Industry

That number considerably dwarfs the amount of dog bites on domestic animals in the same time frame. Last year, there were 86 bites on humans reported to Animal Control that’s almost four times the amount of reported bites on domestic animals at 22. In 2012, the numbers are even more lop-sided with 108 bites on humans compared to only six on domestic animals. City officials were unwilling to speculate on the bite numbers over the past two years, but were pleased that the number of incidents involving people had lessened. “Comparatively, the human bites decreased and the number of domestic animal bites increased, but I’d be speculating as to say why,” said Mickey Frost, director of enforcement division for the City of Mississauga. “We don’t have any factual data to support why that is the case.” Frost said that the number of bites only reflect what is reported to Animal Control. “Prior to 2011, our system didn’t allow us the capability to track between human or dog bites,” added Frost, citing 186 total dog bites on both animals and humans in 2007 and 195 in total for the following year. Of the 86 bites reported in 2013, only 14 dogs were seized by Animal Control while the rest were quarantined at the owner’s home. A quarantine order is carried out through Peel Public Health to control rabies on human bites not for dog-on-dog or domestic animal bites. Following the quarantine orders in 2013 which involved more than 30 different breeds that year only eight canines were euthanized while two were adopted, two returned home and two are still impounded at Animal Services.
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Dog bite claims fall, except for mail carriers

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Small children should never be left unsupervised with a pet. They should be taught to always ask for permission from the owner of the pet before they pet a dog; and they should never approach a barking, growling or scared dog. You should also teach them to realise that the fact that they can play with their own pets does not mean they can do so with any other pet they see. As the adage goes, let sleeping dogs lie. Do not approach a sleeping dog suddenly, even if it your own; because the dog will wake up suddenly and may bite out of fear. Respect a dogs space. Keep your hands away from a dogs fence or kennel. Dogs are territorial and they consider their living areas as their personal property and may growl or bite to protect it.
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Cat bites deemed more dangerous than dog bites

Sears February 21, 2014 The Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee Thursday voted 10-1 to approve an unamended version of Senate Bill 247, the bill sponsored by Sen. Brian E. Frosh that would set standards for liability for injuries or death caused by dog bites. Sen. Bobby Zirkin asks questions about dog bite legislation during a Feb. 6, 2014 Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee hearing. (The Daily Record/Bryan P. Sears) Despite the Senate changing its rules on live-streaming voting sessions, the committee opted to hold its debate offline. The debate featured impassioned exchanges between Sen. Bobby Zirkin, D-Baltimore County, and Frosh, D-Montgomery.
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TO WIN HEARTS OF PEOPLE, OPERATION SADHBHAWNA NOW EYES ON DOG BITE VICTIMS!

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Mississauga sees spike in dog bites

When Mr Dog Bites features Dylan Mint; a teenager at a special school who has Tourette syndrome. When he overhears a doctor saying he will die within a year, he makes a list of things to do before he snuffs it. These include having sex with a girl, and preferably his classmate Michelle Malloy; making sure his best friend, Amir, wont be bullied, and getting his soldier father back from war. There are lots of twists in the plot, but each one feels natural. And thats because Brian was taken as much by surprise by what happened as the reader was. I have a rough idea of the plot before I start writing, but if the story meanders away I go with it. Something more exciting happens when you let it. The book changed some more when Bloomsbury asked me to write more scenes during the first round of edits. In learning of Dylans difficulties at school, and in society at large, we gain an insight into the world of the disabled, but the story, although poignant, is never grim. Its funny, tender and ultimately redemptive, without ever being too sentimental. How did Brian get into the world of the disabled?
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When Mr Dog Bites

The study found that middle-aged women were the most common cat bite victims. ‘Dogs’ teeth are blunter According to researchers, there is no more bacteria in a cat’s mouth than what is found in a dog’s mouth. But it’s the fact that little kitty’s little fangs are designed perfectly to inject bacteria deep into your tissue that makes all the difference. “The dogs’ teeth are blunter, so they don’t tend to penetrate as deeply and they tend to leave a larger wound after they bite,” said senior author Brian Carlsen, M.D., a Mayo Clinic plastic surgeon and orthopedic hand surgeon. “The cats’ teeth are sharp and they can penetrate very deeply, they can seed bacteria in the joint and tendon sheaths.” What’s more, the scientists point out, it really doesn’t take a gaping wound to cause much damage. Just a small, pinprick of a bite, Carlsen notes, can lead to infection from bacteria being injected into a tendon sheath or into a joint where it can grow and flourish with relative protection from the blood and the human body’s immune system. In fact, bacteria from a cat bite can include a common animal bacteria strain that is hard to treat in humans, because it is difficult to fight off with antibiotics, Huffman wrote. The study was published in the February issue of the Journal of Hand Surgery.
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Dog bite victim hopes to avoid rabies shots

Experts fear that dogs may go more ferocious in the summer capital, which witnesses the highest, a dozen odd bite cases daily while many have died. Latest official figures reveal that as many as 30,000 cases have been treated at the SMHS ARC in the past five years of coalition regime which insists that dogs cannot be killed. Not even rabid ones for that matter while humans are reportedly not allowed to protest against stray packs. The ruling National Conference through its party voices like erstwhile spokesman and Chief Ministers Political Secretary Tanvir Sadiq say that dog menace has been covered, much ago. In tune with the government vision, the City MLAs like Dr Mustafa Kamal whose constituency last year lost an infant to stray pack attack, look at the allegedly time-consuming and costly sterilization, seen by many as a million dollar business, as sole solution to the dog menace. The government has been lavishly spending millions meant for human welfare on dogs and their pounds while the Srinagar Municipal Corporation(SMC) miserably failed in any timely sterilization of canines. Officials admit that as a part of the much-hyped Animal Birth Control initiative, in the past two years not more than a thousand of officially counted 91,110 dogs underwent knife. GETTING RID BEYOND ARMY PREROGATIVE Armys succor for dog bite victims is in the air. But residents of areas like Rangreth where the hoardings have popped up have long been accusing the security force camps of nurturing stray dogs and finally throwing them out into residential areas when the canine number swells. Bitten, Srinagarites like Nisar Ahmed of Rangreth have little hope left in the state government in general and SMC in particular in ending dog menace.
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Exclusive: Bite-happy White Dog Bolt Is The Scourge Of Chelsea Apartment Building, Frightened Tenants Say

Cat bites deemed more dangerous than dog bites

The building superintendent claims he was left bleeding by an October attack in the apartment of the dog owner, Dr. Amy Bleyer, and a woman walking past just 12 days ago felt the snap of the unmuzzled Bolts incisors. A mother and daughter living in the building were nipped three times combined, according to neighbors. Every time I use the stairs, the dog is barking like he wants to break the door, said building super Adis Saletovic, whose arm was pierced by the pooch. RELATED: PIT BULL MAULS CHICAGO CHILDREN, NEIGHBORS STILL WAITING FOR APOLOGY Marcus Santos/New York Daily News Adis Saletovicm, the super at the W. 27th St. building where a white-haired dog named Bolt has been biting tenants, says even he was bit by the pooch. I know she loves the dog, but the dog is really aggressive, he http://cortrightlaw.com/personal-injury said. Bleyer a doctor who runs a private practice and teaches at the NYU Langone Medical Center says she adopted the white pooch as a rescue pet from the North Shore Animal League in 2010. Bolt is seeing a behavioralist to curb his wicked ways, and divorced mom Bleyer says the medium-sized mutt has become a furry security blanket for her little boy.
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Officials Investigate Dog Bites to Two People

But the insurer still cited 3,670 dog bite claims, costing an average of $29,522 for everything from stitches and shots to lawsuits and reconstructive surgery. Fido’s lenience was not extended to the U.S. Postal Service, which reported 5,879 bites and attacks last year, 274 more than in 2011. As states continue to crack down on biting dogs and to enact leash laws, the 43 million dog-owning households are increasingly on guard against losing their best friends to animal control and paying through the nose for victims’ medical costs and lawsuits, says Loretta Worters, Vice President of the Insurance Information Institute. “There’s two lies we hear at the Postal Service. One is, “The check’s in the mail,” and two is, “My dog won’t bite,’ ” says Mark Saunders, USPS spokesman. He adds that it’s almost never the postal service’s fault that you haven’t received your check, and usually the person who owes you just hasn’t sent it yet. Leading the list of dog bite claims were California, coming in first, with 451 claims costing $17.1 million; Illinois at 337 claims costing $9 million at second; and Texas with 236 claims costing $4.3 million at third. Six states on State Farm’s Top 10 states for dog bite claims list had improved from the year before; four Illinois, Texas, Indiana, and Georgia reported more claims.
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Revisiting the dog bite liability voting session

Bobby Zirkin

This is a position of submission and an aggressive dog will resist this “challenge” vigorously. The Proper Way to Approach an Unfamiliar Dog: First, get the “okay” from the owner. Hold out your hand, fingers closed, palm down, slowly toward the dog. Allow the dog to approach your hand and sniff it. Wait for the dog’s “okay”. If he wants your affection, he will lower his head, perk ears, or even come closer to you. If the dog puts his ears back, flat on his head, or growls, or cowers, don’t pet him. Pat the dog on the top of his head, or along his back. Avoid touching his belly, tail, ears, or feet.
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Bolt, a white-haired mixed breed dog, is causing a lot of trouble in a Chelsea building, and the health department is weighing the best course of action for the biter.

The majority of bites to smaller children are in their face and head.” The scenario that keeps Emily Patterson, animal welfare scientist for the American Veterinary Medical Association , awake at night, she says, is a very young child left alone with the family dog. Children are easy to injure, she notes. They tend to do “surprising things.” And dogs, she noteseven the nicest and most loving onesdo not always respond well to surprises. Somebody pulls your tail while you’re asleep? You bite. The Insurance Information Institute says the most expensive claims are ones involving young children disfigured by a bite: Your neighbor’s child comes over to your house to play, is bitten, and needs reconstructive surgery. Though the number of bite claims has not changed much in the past 10 years, costs have risen because medical care costs more. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there were close to 27,800 reconstructive procedures, including ones for children, to repair dog bites in 2012. Most homeowners’ policies, says the Institute, provide liability coverage of $100,000 to $300,000.
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When The Dog Bites

The dog was brought to the dog park by a white female, who also had a large brown Shepherd mix with her, who was not involved int he altercation. Anyone who has information about the owner’s identity is asked to call (301)-600-1717 or (301)-600-1544. The second incident happened a day later on Feb. 20 around 5:45 p.m. on Yellow Springs Road in

front of a local Food Lion in Frederick. Officials say a man was bitten by a leashed, unidentified dog. The FCHD needs to also speak with this dog owner, so the male bite victim mayavoid receiving unnecessary post-exposure rabies vaccinations. The leashed dog is described as a large black lab, or pit bull terrier, and was being walked by a white male in his 50′s about 5’7″ with medium build and some gray hair. Again, anyone with information is asked to call FCHD (301)-600-1717 or FCAC (301)-600-1544.
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Dogs Put $489M Bite on Home Insurance Industry

In fact, bacteria from a cat bite can include a common animal bacteria strain that is hard to treat in humans, because it is difficult to fight off with antibiotics, Huffman wrote. The study was published in the February issue of the Journal of Hand Surgery. According to researchers, cat bites can often land the victim in the hospital. And when they do, such patients must often have wounds surgically cleaned and flushed out, as well as infected tissue removed — a procedure that is called “debridement.” In the Mayo Clinic study , eight of 193 patients required more than one operation; some even needed reconstructive surgery. Reconstructive surgery According to MinnPost, the clinic undertook the study to see if they could find any new risk factors that might help predict which patients who come in for treatment of a cat bite to the hand would eventually have to be admitted to the hospital. Most of what the scientists found, however, only confirmed what they already knew — that such bites are more likely to land a victim in the hospital when they occur over a joint or tendon and are subsequently accompanied by redness, pain and swelling. They said risks increase for people with immune-deficiency disorders, as you might imagine. “The hand surgery community isn’t so shocked by our paper, but I do think the public may be surprised,” Carlsen told MinnPost. “I have seen some really bad infections [from cat bites] that have required multiple operations,” he added.
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Sears February 21, 2014 The Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee Thursday voted 10-1 to approve an unamended version of Senate Bill 247, the bill sponsored by Sen. Brian E. Frosh that would set standards for liability for injuries or death caused by dog bites. Sen. Bobby Zirkin asks questions about dog bite legislation during a Feb. 6, 2014 Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee hearing. (The Daily Record/Bryan P. Sears) Despite the Senate changing its rules on live-streaming voting sessions, the committee opted to hold its debate offline.
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Dog bite claims fall, except for mail carriers

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This reporter pretending to be a bite victim phoned the helpline. Yes Army is providing free anti-rabies immunization You can come to our MI room at Rangreth camp or (any other nearby Army camp) elsewhere here, the helpline man responded. Asked that it was difficult for civilians to enter Army camp, he said: No. Once you say you are a dog bite case they will allow you. Stating that Army was concerned over the growing dog bite cases in Srinagar, a defense spokesman confirmed that the initiative was part of Operation Sadbhawna. He however clarified that the initiative to start free treatment for bite cases was taken on recommendation of some media people. The official said apart from free anti-rabies vaccination, Army would not hesitate even to offer ambulance services. Depending upon feasibility we can also provide ambulance service, the official said adding that dog bite was a precarious situation where patient cant be left to wait for treatment.
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Exclusive: Bite-happy White Dog Bolt Is The Scourge Of Chelsea Apartment Building, Frightened Tenants Say

Mississauga sees spike in dog bites

The white-haired mixed breeds other targets reportedly include passersby on the street, building guests and roiled residents. The building superintendent claims he was left bleeding by an October attack in the apartment of the dog owner, Dr. Amy Bleyer, and a woman walking past just 12 days ago felt the snap of the unmuzzled Bolts incisors. A mother and daughter living in the building were nipped three times combined, according to neighbors. Every time I use the stairs, the dog is barking like he wants to break the door, said building super Adis Saletovic, whose arm was pierced by the pooch. RELATED: PIT BULL MAULS CHICAGO CHILDREN, NEIGHBORS STILL WAITING FOR APOLOGY Marcus Santos/New York Daily News Adis Saletovicm, the super at the W. 27th St. building where a white-haired dog named Bolt has been biting tenants, says even he was bit by the pooch. I know she loves the dog, but the dog is really aggressive, he said. Bleyer a doctor who runs a private practice and teaches at the NYU Langone Medical Center says she adopted the white pooch as a rescue pet from the North Shore Animal League in 2010.
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Bolt, a white-haired mixed breed dog, is causing a lot of trouble in a Chelsea building, and the health department is weighing the best course of action for the biter.

where a dog had attacked two people. The dog bit 14-year-old Alen Velic. A witness, 44-year-old Michelle Bennett, was driving by and saw the incident. She exited her vehicle, grabbed a rake and held off the dog so the other kids could find safety in a fenced in yard. Robinson School Resource Officer Willie Lucas was the first on scene and found the group of people behind the fence. The officer exited his car and the dog charged the officer, who was forced to shoot the dog. Hillsborough County Animal Services arrived on scene and took the dog. The two people attacked were taken to the hospital with non life threatening injuries.
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Revisiting the dog bite liability voting session

Bobby Zirkin

Sears February 21, 2014 The Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee Thursday voted 10-1 to approve an unamended version of Senate Bill 247, the bill sponsored by Sen. Brian E. Frosh that would set standards for liability for injuries or death caused by dog bites. Sen. Bobby Zirkin asks questions about dog bite legislation during a Feb. 6, 2014 Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee hearing. (The Daily Record/Bryan P. Sears) Despite the Senate changing its rules on live-streaming voting sessions, the committee opted to hold

its debate offline. The debate featured impassioned exchanges between Sen. Bobby Zirkin, D-Baltimore County, and Frosh, D-Montgomery.
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Prevent yourself from dog bite

Olufemi Oboye

What are far less common are cat bites, and admittedly, you don’t really hear much about them. Yet, according to scientists at the Mayo Clinic, they can be extremely dangerous. As noted by consumer reporter Mark Huffman over at Consumer Affairs: Their jaws may be tiny compared to a dog’s but their tiny teeth can do real damage, injecting bacteria deep into joints and tissue, perfect breeding grounds for infection. One indication of the danger is the required treatment. A Mayo Clinic study covering three years shows that one in three patients treated for a cat bite had to be admitted to a hospital. Of those requiring a hospital stay, two-thirds needed surgery. The study found that middle-aged women were the most common cat bite victims. ‘Dogs’ teeth are blunter According to researchers, there is no more bacteria in a cat’s mouth than what is found in a dog’s mouth. But it’s the fact that little kitty’s little fangs are designed perfectly to inject bacteria deep into your tissue that makes all the difference.
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When Mr Dog Bites

Thats not to say that I didnt have times in class when I felt tense. I couldnt sit still when the kids were working quietly on something. Id always be tense then, and I would walk around the classroom, or sit there, tucking in my ears. If the kids noticed, Id either say nothing, or Id make a joke about it. A girl on TV recently described the condition beautifully. She said its like someone shaking a fizzy drink. Theres a build up, but once its out, everything relaxes again, and then slowly http://attorney-in-temecula.com/more-information/personal-injury/ the feeling mounts and the can will be shaken again. Brian is pleased that he was never given a label of Tourette syndrome at school, back in Glasgow. I wasnt bullied. It was allowed as part of my character.
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Vicious Dog Corners, Bites Teen

“We don’t have any factual data to support why that is the case.” Frost said that the number of bites only reflect what is reported to Animal Control. “Prior to 2011, our system didn’t allow us the capability to track between human or dog bites,” added Frost, citing 186 total dog bites on both animals and humans in 2007 and 195 in total for the following year. Of the 86 bites reported in 2013, only 14 dogs were seized by Animal Control while the rest were quarantined at the owner’s home. A quarantine order is carried out through Peel Public Health to control rabies on human bites not for dog-on-dog or domestic animal bites. Following the quarantine orders in 2013 which involved more than 30 different breeds that year only eight canines were euthanized while two were adopted, two returned home and two are still impounded at Animal Services. One of the most notable quarantine orders from 2013 in the city took place on Oct. 26 when two cane corso dogs escaped through a backyard gate that was left open and attacked and killed a chihuahua/pomeranian mix on Greenbelt Cres.
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A Conversation with the Top Dog Guy

Customers waiting at Top Dog. Photo: Scott La Rockwell

Other nights, youre swamped the whole way through. So what happens is that if I cant get ahead, I get stressedand unlike other employees, Im a perfectionist at my job. I cant half-ass through anything. When Im behind that counter my grill has to be stocked, and everything needs to be in the right order. And then sure enough, 11 oclock comes and someone comes in asking, Well what does a kielbasa taste like? What do you recommend? And then the line starts piling up. And then the asshole comes in and think theyre going to make demands, Wheres my Top Dog?!
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Cat bites deemed more dangerous than dog bites

You should also teach them to realise that the fact that they can play with their own pets does not mean they can do so with any other pet they see. As the adage goes, let sleeping dogs lie. Do not approach a sleeping dog suddenly, even if it your own; because the dog will wake up suddenly and may bite out of fear. Respect a dogs space. Keep your hands away from a dogs fence or kennel. Dogs are territorial and they consider their living areas as their personal property and may growl or bite to protect it. Be cautious around a nursing bitch, even if you are the owner, because she will be naturally protective of her pups and she may bite you.
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Exclusive: Bite-happy White Dog Bolt Is The Scourge Of Chelsea Apartment Building, Frightened Tenants Say

Dog bite claims fall, except for mail carriers

dog bites

The building superintendent claims he was left bleeding by an October attack in the apartment of the dog owner, Dr. Amy Bleyer, and a woman walking past just 12 days ago felt the snap of the unmuzzled Bolts incisors. A mother and daughter living in the building were nipped three times combined, according to neighbors. Every time I use the stairs, the dog is barking like he wants to break the door, said building super Adis Saletovic, whose arm was pierced by the pooch. RELATED: PIT BULL MAULS CHICAGO CHILDREN, NEIGHBORS STILL WAITING FOR APOLOGY Marcus Santos/New York Daily News Adis Saletovicm, the super at the W. 27th St. building where a white-haired dog named Bolt has been biting tenants, says even he was bit by the pooch.
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Senate panel reluctantly advances dog bite bill

Sears February 21, 2014 The Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee Thursday voted 10-1 to approve an unamended version of Senate Bill 247, the bill sponsored by Sen. Brian E. Frosh that would set standards for liability for injuries or death caused by dog bites. Sen. Bobby Zirkin asks questions about dog bite legislation during a Feb. 6, 2014 Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee hearing. (The Daily Record/Bryan P.
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Mississauga sees spike in dog bites

If convicted under Act, the cane corsos a large Italian breed of guard dog, averaging 100 pounds could be euthanized and the owners could receive a $10,000 fine and/or six months in jail. According to the City, there are 144 cane corso dogs registered in Mississauga. Court records obtained by The News show that Jones and Murray’s dogs both were unaltered (not spayed or neutered) and both had expired license tags. Following the Oct. 26 incident, Murray, 23, told The News that he was planning on breeding the dogs. Referring to literature put out by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association and the Canadian Kennel Club, Linda Dent, public educator for Animal Services, said dogs that are unfixed can be more aggressive, increasing chances of a bite incident. “Any of the educational information that you find out there from reputable sources does indicate that (spaying or neutering) recommended for dogs to avoid any potential aggression problem,” said Dent. She added a dog can also feel “more tense and anxious” when with its owner because of its protective nature. Meanwhile, Frost said charges have been laid under DOLA against the owner of another cane corso that attacked and killed a miniature schnauzer on Summerside Dr.
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Bolt, a white-haired mixed breed dog, is causing a lot of trouble in a Chelsea building, and the health department is weighing the best course of action for the biter.

This will give you a chance to slowly walk away. Dogs, like humans, also have moods and even mood swings. They reveal this through their body language. The following are signals that the dog is uncomfortable and might feel the need to bite: Tensed body, stiff tail, raised fur along the back line, pulled back head/or ears, furrowed brow, eyes rolled so the whites are visible, yawning, flicking tongue, intense stare, etc. You should always try to put a safe amount of space between you and a dog if you see that it is likely to attack you. Also, never turn your back on a dog that might bite, because a dogs natural instinct will be to chase and catch you. If you are bitten by a dog, wash the wound thoroughly with soap and warm water immediately, and then contact your doctor for additional care and advice. Dog bites can be prevented if the proper measures are taken. Have a splendid weekend.
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Prevent yourself from dog bite

Olufemi Oboye

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Officials Investigate Dog Bites to Two People

The dog was brought to the dog park by a white female, who also had a large brown Shepherd mix with her, who was

not involved int he altercation. Anyone who has information about the owner’s identity is asked to call (301)-600-1717 or (301)-600-1544. The second incident happened a day later on Feb. 20 around 5:45 p.m. on Yellow Springs Road in front of a local Food Lion in Frederick. Officials say a man was bitten by a leashed, unidentified dog. The FCHD needs to also speak with this dog owner, so the male bite victim mayavoid receiving unnecessary post-exposure rabies vaccinations. The leashed dog is described as a large black lab, or pit bull terrier, and was being walked by a white male in his 50′s about 5’7″ with medium build and some gray hair. Again, anyone with information is asked to call FCHD (301)-600-1717 or FCAC (301)-600-1544. Human cases of rabies are fatal if untreated. If you or someone in your family is bitten or scratched by a dog or cat, you’re asked to call FCAC. Copyright 2014 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.
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Revisiting the dog bite liability voting session

Bobby Zirkin

It was Thatchers era, and the teachers were often on strike. We were allowed to drift through school with no ambition. I left with no qualifications, and I became a painter and decorator. It was the urge to pursue creativity that got Brian to university. Hed tried writing songs, then decided he wanted to teach, and he did his Leaving Certificate at night school. He loved his time at Glasgow University, being surrounded by creative minds. He started writing puerile poetry, then turned to plays. Afterwards, I formed a theatre company; its still in existence now. And when I became a teacher, I decided that writing was always going to be my main thing. In 2001 Brian went to Italy. I was there for five years.
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When Mr Dog Bites

Well be stuck where we are today. Reluctantly voting against Zirkins amendment, Sen. Christopher B. Shank (R-Dist. 2) of Hagerstown said he too saw no discernible path where the committee could pass strict liability and the Senates version of the bill would get shut down yet again by the House. I dont think we can go another year without resolving this, Shank said. Sen. Jamie B.
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Exclusive: Bite-happy White Dog Bolt Is The Scourge Of Chelsea Apartment Building, Frightened Tenants Say

Revisiting the dog bite liability voting session

Bobby Zirkin

building where a white-haired dog named Bolt has been biting tenants, says even he was bit by the pooch. I know she loves the dog, but the dog is really aggressive, he said. Bleyer a doctor who runs a private practice and teaches at the NYU Langone Medical Center says she adopted the white pooch as a rescue pet from the North Shore Animal League in 2010. Bolt is seeing a behavioralist to curb his wicked ways, and divorced mom Bleyer says the medium-sized mutt has become a furry security blanket for her little boy. I have an 8-year-old son, and (Bolt) is his best friend, Bleyer said. My son witnessed a very traumatic divorce. The NYPD confirmed two police responses

for dog bites at the building the latest on Feb. 6, when the passerby was chomped on the back of her knee. Cops filled out a dog bite form, which is automatically forwarded to the city Health Department. The Health Department is investigating.
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Dogs Put $489M Bite on Home Insurance Industry

The now 4-year-old boy was at a Lowe’s Home Improvement store in Murrieta with his family on Saturday, December 28, 2013. His father, MahmoodZubaidi,said he heard a scream and turned around to see his son bleeding from the face and eye after being attacked by a 3-year-old Akita named Chester. “Iwas paralyzed. When you see that sight, your only son. You don’t think but to hug him and hope that he’s alive,” said Zubaidi. Surveillance video (watch the video clip at the top of the page) shows the dog and dog’s owner walking out of the store minutes later. The victim’s father said he ran to the Lowe’s front counter with his son bleeding in his arms and asked the clerk to call 911, but she said she couldn’t per store policy. He had to set down his son and call 911 for help.
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Bolt, a white-haired mixed breed dog, is causing a lot of trouble in a Chelsea building, and the health department is weighing the best course of action for the biter.

Sears February 21, 2014 The Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee Thursday voted 10-1 to approve an unamended version of Senate Bill 247, the bill sponsored by Sen. Brian E. Frosh that would set standards for liability for injuries or death caused by dog bites. Sen. Bobby Zirkin asks questions about dog bite legislation during a Feb. 6, 2014 Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee hearing. (The Daily Record/Bryan P. Sears) Despite the Senate changing its rules on live-streaming voting sessions, the committee opted to hold its debate offline. The debate featured impassioned exchanges between Sen.
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Senate panel reluctantly advances dog bite bill

16) of Chevy Chase said in an offline meeting Thursday night. Just because the House of Delegates or a member of it doesnt like a bill and has exerted his will over the last couple of years, doesnt mean we shouldnt do the right thing, Sen. Robert A. Zirkin said. I dont care what Del. Simmons thinks. Were the Senate. In an impassioned speech, Zirkin (D-Dist. 11) of Owings Mills asked the committee to change Froshs bill back to the strict liability standard the Senate has favored in the past, saying that holding owners liable for harm caused by their dog is the right public policy. I agree, we would be best off under strict liability, it makes the most sense, but were not getting it. Ive been to that train wreck twice.
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Mississauga sees spike in dog bites

“More than 2 million children are bitten by dogs every year, and most bites are from their own dog or a dog they know well. The majority of bites to smaller children are in their face and head.” The scenario that keeps Emily Patterson, animal welfare scientist for the American Veterinary Medical Association , awake at night, she says, is a very young child left alone with the family dog. Children are easy to injure, she notes. They tend to do “surprising things.” And dogs, she noteseven the nicest and most loving onesdo not always respond well to surprises. Somebody pulls your tail while you’re asleep? You bite. The Insurance Information Institute says the most expensive claims are ones involving young children disfigured by a bite: Your neighbor’s child comes over to your house to play, is bitten, and needs reconstructive surgery. Though the number of bite claims has not changed much in the past 10 years, costs have risen because medical care costs more. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there were close to 27,800 reconstructive procedures, including ones for children, to repair dog bites in 2012. Most homeowners’ policies, says the Institute, provide liability coverage of $100,000 to $300,000.
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Dad: I got no help from Lowe’s when my kid was mauled by dog in their store

home on Nov. 13. Both owners were charged again under the Act, and are now facing three counts each. The pair made their second court appearance last week at the Mississauga provincial courthouse on Burnhamthorpe Rd. to face the charges and the matter has been adjourned to March 18. If convicted under Act, the cane corsos a large Italian breed of guard dog, averaging 100 pounds could be euthanized and the owners could receive a $10,000 fine and/or six months in jail. According to the City, there are 144 cane corso dogs registered in Mississauga.
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Exclusive: Bite-happy White Dog Bolt Is The Scourge Of Chelsea Apartment Building, Frightened Tenants Say

Revisiting the dog bite liability voting session

Bobby Zirkin

By Rocco Parascandola , Barry Paddock AND Larry Mcshane / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 2:30 AM Comment Marcus Santos /New York Daily News Dr. Amy Bleyer and her rescued dog, Bolt. Residents of Bleyers building say the dogs vicious, has bitten several people and want the crazed canine gone. This dog’s bite is much, much worse than its bark and a lot more piercing, too. Residents of a W. 27th St. building are running scared from Bolt, the chomp-crazy canine accused of biting eight people over the last two years while menacing his owners neighbors. Weve all been made to live in terror, said rattled resident John Kalish.
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Dogs Put $489M Bite on Home Insurance Industry

He had to set down his son and call 911 for help. The little boy was rushed to the emergency room and thenRadyChildren’s hospital. Lowe’s store policy is to only allow service animals inside the store. “There are certain risks you shouldn’t have to take into account when you are at a store like http://attorney-in-rancho-cucamonga.com/more-information/personal-injury/ this,” said the family’s attorney, Hamilton Arendsen with Gomez Trial Attorneys. “One of them being, when you go to a store to buy roses, your 4-year-old son doesn’t get viciously attacked, ” said Arendsen. The family is filing a lawsuit against Lowes for alleged negligence. Team 10 reached out to Lowe’s but they said they could not comment on the on-going investigation andLowe’s would not tell us their policy on employees calling 911 inside the store.
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Mississauga sees spike in dog bites

‘Dogs’ teeth are blunter According to researchers, there is no more bacteria in a cat’s mouth than what is found in a dog’s mouth. But it’s the fact that little kitty’s little fangs are designed perfectly to inject bacteria deep into your tissue that makes all the difference. “The dogs’ teeth are blunter, so they don’t tend to penetrate as deeply and they tend to leave a larger wound after they bite,” said senior author Brian Carlsen, M.D., a Mayo Clinic plastic surgeon and orthopedic hand surgeon. “The cats’ teeth are sharp and they can penetrate very deeply, they can seed bacteria in the joint and tendon sheaths.” What’s more, the scientists point out, it really doesn’t take a gaping wound to cause much damage. Just a small, pinprick of a bite, Carlsen notes, can lead to infection from bacteria being injected into a tendon sheath or into a joint where it can grow and flourish with relative protection from the blood and the human body’s immune system. In fact, bacteria from a cat bite can include a common animal bacteria strain that is hard to treat in humans, because it is difficult to fight off with antibiotics, Huffman wrote. The study was published in the February issue of the Journal of Hand Surgery. According to researchers, cat bites can often land the victim in the hospital.
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These States Won’t Allow Your Dog To Be Seized Because Of His Breed

in Lisgar. During the attack, the small dog’s owner, Monica Guisao, was bitten while trying to protect her dog. John Murray and Mercedes Jones, owners of the two large dogs, were not home during the incident but, following an investigation, the dogs were placed on a 10-day quarantine and the pair were charged under the Dog Owners’ Liability Act. On Nov. 22, the two large dogs were seized by Animal Control after a neighbour, Carol Jasmins, alleged she was bitten on the elbow by one of the dogs outside of her Greenbelt Cres. home on Nov. 13. Both owners were charged again under the Act, and are now facing three counts each.
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Senate panel reluctantly advances dog bite bill

“Dog bites are the ninth leading cause of unintentional nonfatal injury to children ages 5-9,” Kathy Voigt, president of Prevent The Bite , tells ABC News. “More than 2 million children are bitten by dogs every year, and most bites are from their own dog or a dog they know well. The majority of bites to smaller children are in their face and head.” The scenario that keeps Emily Patterson, animal welfare scientist for the American Veterinary Medical Association , awake at night, she says, is a very young child left alone with the family dog. Children are easy to injure, she notes. They tend to do “surprising things.” And dogs, she noteseven the nicest and most loving onesdo not always respond well to surprises. Somebody pulls your tail while you’re asleep? You bite. The Insurance Information Institute says the most expensive claims are ones involving young children disfigured by a bite: Your neighbor’s child comes over to your house to play, is bitten, and needs reconstructive surgery. Though the number of bite claims has not changed much in the past 10 years, costs have risen because medical care costs more.
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Prevent yourself from dog bite

Olufemi Oboye

Let it sniff your hand before you pet him. Small children should never be left unsupervised with a pet. They should be taught to always ask for permission from the owner of the pet before they pet a dog; and they should never approach a barking, growling or scared dog. You should also teach them to realise that the fact that they can play with their own pets does not mean they can do so with any other pet they see. As the adage goes, let sleeping dogs lie. Do not approach a sleeping dog suddenly, even if it your own; because the dog will wake up suddenly and may bite out of fear. Respect a dogs space.
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Bolt, a white-haired mixed breed dog, is causing a lot of trouble in a Chelsea building, and the health department is weighing the best course of action for the biter.

Sears February 21, 2014 The Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee Thursday voted 10-1 to approve an unamended version of Senate Bill 247, the bill sponsored by Sen. Brian E. Frosh that would set standards for liability for injuries or death caused by dog bites. Sen. Bobby Zirkin asks questions about dog bite legislation during a Feb. 6, 2014 Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee hearing. (The Daily Record/Bryan P. Sears) Despite the Senate changing its rules on live-streaming voting sessions, the committee opted to hold its debate offline.
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Dad: I got no help from Lowe’s when my kid was mauled by dog in their store

Marley & her little sister Penny Justin Moreno:
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Piggy Roo, the Pit Bull, and Lucy, the Australian Cattle Dog, have helped raise over 50 Pit Bull foster puppies through Richmond-based Ring Dog Rescue over the past three years. Perfect Parker, seeking home! Megan Lovejoy:
This adorable girl is up for adoption through Love-A-Bull, a non profit rescue in Austin, TX. She was rescued from a sad life, which can negatively effect some dogs, but what about this girl? Nope! She is delighted to be friends with EVERYONE. All she wants is non stop tummy rubs, and her favorite little pink stuffed owl toy. Joker and Daphne Chris Loveless:
Joker and Daphne – Daphne (grey and white) has just met Joker after being brought home from the SPCA. She spent two years as a neglected, starved, and abused dog.
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Cat bites deemed more dangerous than dog bites

Just because the House of Delegates or a member of it doesnt like a bill and has exerted his will over the last couple of years, doesnt mean we shouldnt do the right thing, Sen. Robert A. Zirkin said. I dont care what Del. Simmons thinks. Were the Senate. In an impassioned speech, Zirkin (D-Dist. 11) of Owings Mills asked the committee to change Froshs bill back to the strict liability standard the Senate has favored in the past, saying that holding owners liable for harm caused by their dog is the right public policy. I agree, we would be best off under strict liability, it makes the most sense, but were not getting it. Ive been to that train wreck twice.
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