People who are bit by dogs may have mixed feelings about the incident. Many are dog lovers and do not want to see the attacking animal euthanized. Other people believe that once a dog has bitten a person or other canine, it is vicious and cannot be trusted again. Certainly, a second dog attack by the same animal is much harder to justify.
San Diego County gives some dangerous dogs a second chance, provided the owner takes out a $100,000 insurance policy and follows a number of other rules. By way of example, Blue, a local pit bull, caused a dog bite injury in 2010. Despite efforts to keep Blue restrained, Blue’s owner was unable to stop the dog from biting again, and he recently tore through a fence to attack a German shepherd. Blue’s jaws were squeezed so tightly around the shepherd’s neck that Blue’s owner was forced to whack him numerous times with a metal pole.
The bloody scene resulted in several dog bite injuries; quite a few to the shepherd’s neck and one to the hand of the German shepherd’s owner. Even Blue’s owner was covered in gashes and lacerations. The pit bull was not given a third chance and instead was put to sleep.
Individuals who have suffered a dog bite injury may have incurred medical expenses and veterinarian bills from the frightening incident. In such a case, it may be a good idea to speak with a personal injury attorney to discuss the details of the attack and all possible legal remedies.
Source: San Diego 6 News, “Pit Bull Escapes and Attacks Dog in Ocean Beach,” April 10, 2013