Michigan is looking to pass a law that would make it a misdemeanor for a pet owner to flee the scene of a biting incident, punishable by a $500 fine and possible jail time. It’s not a bad idea for New Jerseyans, either. There are numerous incidents involving dog bites where the victim is unable […]
Good information for the general public, setting forth the possible reasons why dogs bite. Click here to read more.
We all love our dogs. They are part of the family. But a recent guide published in the British Medical Journal by a group of doctors in England discusses the serious risk of attack that dogs may pose, especially for children left home alone with them. The most serious dog attacks occur, according to those […]
There is an increasing trend in cities across the country to ban the ownership of pit bulls due to the belief that the dogs are inherently dangerous. New York City may be next. New York City Council member Peter Vallone, Jr. introduced a bill banning the ownership of the aggressive dogs. Read the article on […]
Did you know that more than 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs annually? That is a staggering figure. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that every year 800,000 Americans seek medical attention for dog bites and half of these victims are children. Of those injured by dog bite, just about 50% require treatment in an emergency […]
Few things are more frightening than being attacked by a dog. Such an attack can leave the victim severely injured and traumatized. If the victim is a child, the injuries can be fatal. Many states have statutes which hold the owner of the dog strictly liable for the dog’s behavior if the attack is unprovoked; […]
As I commented on my recent interview on UPN9 news, concerning dog bite attacks in New Jersey, the lack of mandatory liability insurance coverage by dog owners, particularly of breeds that have been known to have had dangerous histories, results in a tremendous problem for victims of serious dog bite attacks. Dog bite victims often […]
After a recent Pit Bull scalping of a 12 year old boy in West New York, I was interviewed last night on UPN 9 News about whether or not New Jersey should have a specific breed ban law on Pit Bulls. Also present at the interview for lively debate was Victor Amato, Chief of the Monmouth County SPCA. Please […]