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Dog Bite - December 29th 2014, 05:19 AM

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I love dogs. I really do. This weekend though, my love of dogs was put to a test when I was bitten, no provocation, no warning.

I was walking to my friends house after having a really bad day. I was wearing my backpack, carrying a body pillow and my purse, and trying to stop a panic attack.

A lady walking her dog went to go by me, and I moved over, but I guess that wasn't good enough. The dog was fine then without warning, lunged at me and bit my leg, the side of my knee.

The lady promptly punished the dog with a "BANDIT!" and she asked me if I was ok. I said yes, because I was at the stage of a panic attack where I didnt want to talk to anyone and just wanted to see my friend.

I'm going to the walk in today to get a tetanus shot and see what I should do. My father thinks I should press charges because emotional trauma, injury, wrecked pants, and the dog is a KNOWN biter who was walked without a muzzle on.

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Cuz I needed a more stressful holiday. ~sigh~

Just wanted to rant a smidge. Any advice from other people who've been bitten by an animal?




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Re: Dog Bite - December 29th 2014, 05:47 AM

First off I'm sorry to hear that you've been through this and I hope you recover quickly from it. As pressing charges, I would. Reason being is, if this has happen before and the owner still hasn't taken necessary precautions to keep it from happening again, something needs to be done.


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Re: Dog Bite - December 29th 2014, 06:25 AM

Someone I know has a really vicious dog. A few years ago, it went after my face and I put my arm up just in time.

I know some states have biting laws and after a certain amount of reported bites the dog has to get euthanized. I definitely think you should report this especially because you said the dog is a known biter and had no muzzle on.

That looks rather painful, I hope you feel better soon.


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Re: Dog Bite - December 29th 2014, 06:37 AM

I'm sorry you got bit. Some states have a bite law and I believe it is a warning and telling them to get the dog to a behaviorist or something, and the second time they uthanize them but I'm not sure. I think you should report it if he has bitten before and even if he hasn't I think you should anyways.

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Re: Dog Bite - December 29th 2014, 06:56 AM

Hey, I'm really sorry that you got bit and it is a wise idea to get it checked out to make sure it doesn't get infected. I hope you feel better soon though because that looks to be quite painful. Also, I saw your location says Canada so depending on what province you live in there will be different laws. I suggest you check out this which goes over what should be done. The fact that the dog is a known biter and was not wearing a muzzle is something that should be dealt with before the dog bites another person.
   
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Re: Dog Bite - January 1st 2015, 02:01 AM

I'm sorry to hear what happened.
I agree that you should look up laws in case something else happens.


   
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