Protecting Yourself and Your Family from Dog Bites and Attacks
Posted by Serena HuJune 16, 2010 2:19 PM

Did you know that dog bites are the second most common childhood injury requiring emergency room care? In fact, the CDC reports that 60% of the 4.7 million people bitten each year are children. According to their data, about half of all children twelve years of age and under have been bitten at least once. As a result, dog bite injuries are reported more frequently than playground incidents and sporting activities. Besides for children, others frequently bitten include the elderly and delivery services personnel. These categories might not be very surprising, but ... (more)


Preventable Dog Bites to Children in Canada Will Continue: Doggone Safe
CAMPBELLVILLE, ON, June 11, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/

The recent fatal dog attack to an infant in Quebec and near-fatal attack to a child in Alberta last month were completely preventable, according to experts. Coroners' inquest recommendations into previous child deaths from dog attacks have pointed to public education as an important element in preventing future tragedy. Doggone Safe urges the media, educators, veterinarians and healthcare providers to play an active role in educating parents, dog owners and children about how to be safe around dogs. According to Health Canada statistics, dog bites are ... (more)


Don't trust dogs with kids

After hearing about Monday's fatal dog attack on a helpless infant in a small community northeast of Montreal, Hudson veterinarian Amanda Glew found herself thinking about a conference on animal behaviour she attended six years ago. The conference topic: Would you leave a child alone with your family dog? About 80 per cent of the veterinarians in attendance raised their hands to signal that they Read more: ... (more)


Victims Family Talks About Dog Attack
by Jessica Taloney

MOBILE, Alabama - The family of a young girl attacked by dogs is talking about the attack for the first time. Madisyn Shelton, 3, suffered more than 50 dog bites while playing in her family's front yard on Stone Road in Semmes. The attack happened last Thursday. Madisyn's mom, Jennifer Shelton, was the first to find her. "If you saw her you wouldn't have been able ... (more)


71-pound pet dog bites, kills newborn in Independence
By ABBY SIMONS and PAUL WALSH, Star Tribune staff writers

An Independence family's newborn boy was killed by the family's Siberian husky, which jumped onto a bed where the 11-day-old was in a car seat and bit his head, authorities said Friday. Robert D. Hocker "died of head injuries suffered in [a] canine attack," according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner. The attack occurred shortly before 12:30 p.m. Thursday, authorities said. West Hennepin Public Safety Director Ray McCoy fought back tears at a news conference Friday as he said that ... (more)


More dog bite victims needing hospital treatment

The number of people needing hospital treatment after being bitten by dogs in Norfolk has risen by almost a third in the last four years according to new figures which have sparked calls for the government to change dangerous dogs laws. More than 230 people in the county needed hospital treatment for dog bites between the years 2000/1 and 2003/4 - 32pc more people than between the beginning of 2000 and the end of 2003, when there were 175 people needing treatment. The figures, revealed in a Parliamentary answer, have led to fresh calls for ... (more)


Dog Bites One Year Old
October 22, 2009 5:15 PM

A one year old is rushed to the hospital after being bitten by a great dane. It happened in Murray County on Monday. That's when Amber Plott says their new dog bit their 19 month old little girl. Plott says he's a good dog that didn't mean to hurt her, but she wandered too close to his food at the wrong time. Now the dog is being examined as little Caydense recovers. Plott says, "It was pretty scary, she was calmer than what I thought, but it was very scary." She tells us they'd gotten a dog, a 4 year great dane the day before. On Monday when she turned to get the door, he brutally bit her baby. "Set the food bowl wasn't thinking, to answer the door because we had a delivery, just in a second." Plott explains the dog was used to ... (more)


Dog bite education needed: veterinarian
Rory MacLean, For The StarPhoenix

Most cases of dogs biting children could have been prevented by educating kids to read warning signs, says a Regina-based vet. Dr. Sally Cleland was in Saskatoon on Saturday to deliver a lecture on dog bite prevention for the fifth annual Animal Welfare Conference held by the Saskatchewan SPCA. Dog bites can be caused by a range of factors, including predatory instincts, past abuse and, sometimes, simple miscommunication between dogs and people, said Cleland. Assessing fault in the case of a dog bite often comes down to two positions, she said: ... (more)


Wanting a sucker, dog bites girl
Monday, September 14, 2009

LEXINGTON A dog bit a 4-year-old girl Sunday because he was trying to get to a sucker that was in the girl's mouth. No charges have been filed in the incident, which happened in the 300 block of Spring Drive. The girl, who was not identified, was treated at Brenner Children's Hospital in Winston-Salem for bite wounds on her face. Her condition was unavailable Monday. According to the Davidson County Sheriff's Office, the girl had a sucker in her mouth, and the dog jumped on her and knocked her down to get it. The dog's owner ... (more)


Dogs and babies: a (sometimes) unpredictable mix

Sorry PETA: new... | Main | Were you ever cruel... Michael Smith, the father of the newborn baby who was snatched from his crib on Monday by the family's dog , spoke to Diane Sawyer of "Good Morning America" yesterday. (Watch the video here .) ABC Baby AJ... Dogs and babies: a (sometimes) unpredictable mix Dogs and babies: a (sometimes) unpredictable mix Michael Smith, the father of the newborn baby who was snatched from his crib on Monday by the family's dog, spoke to Diane Sawyer of "Good Morning America" yesterday. (Watch the video here.) ABC Baby AJ and his family's dog, Dakota, a Native American Indian dog. The Smith's son, Alexander James, whom they call "AJ," remains in critical, but stable condition at the University of Kentucky Hospital after his ordeal. Born three weeks premature, the Smiths brought AJ home on Sunday afternoon. He was just four days old when Dakota, the family's 65-pound female Native American Indian dog, nabbed him while he slept. AJ suffered a skull fracture, collapsed lungs, broken ribs and a hole in his side. (Thankfully Baby AJ survived his unfortunate run-in with the family pet, unlike Shaiunna Hare, the two-year-old girl that was strangled to death by her mom's boyfriend's pet Burmese python earlier this month.) According to news reports, Smith and his wife were busy finishing baby-proofing the house as AJ lay very briefly alone in his crib upstairs. On intuition, the wife ran upstairs after a few minutes to check on AJ and discovered that ... (more)


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