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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Royal Mail bans delivery on whole street after Winston the dog bites postman
‘I heard my son scream and I looked outside. The postman had seen a dog run towards him, got scared and tried to fend him off. ‘Winston had jumped up at him and bit the postman on the arm. The bite had drawn blood. ‘The police and the RSPCA have been round and they’ve said they are happy that he is not a dangerous breed and just advised we get him neutered to calm him down a bit. He’s booked in for that today. ‘I think that it’s out of order for Royal Mail to decided to punish the whole street for this. ‘If they said that they wouldn’t deliver my post anymore then I’d understand but it’s just not fair on everyone else.’ Irony: Royal Mail informed the Worcester Road’s 60 households that they would no longer get their letters delivered – with this letter Royal Mail spokesman Val Bodden said ‘Suspending deliveries is always a last resort but we take the health and safety of our employees very seriously and we are seeking assurances from the dog owners that their pet will be kept securely while we undertake deliveries. ‘We apologise to all affected customers and would like to assure them that we will be working with the dog owners to resolve the situation as quickly as possible.
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Dog Bites Man Dept: David Brooks Misses the Point
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. That included the four a day that hospitalised victims and the two fatal attacks, on average, each year.
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Senate amends dog bite bill
Charlotte adores dogs, but she has a few favorite four-legged friends that she eagerly looks for along the way. There is Tuesday, the brown and white mixed breed; Smith and Wesson, the long-haired dachshunds; and Bushnell, the rescued pit bull. No matter the size or breed, my daughter wants to pet every dog we come across. I never thought twice about this until one day when she got bit. It happened when we stopped to say hello to a small breed dog that was unfamiliar to us. Charlotte was eager to pet the dog, so we followed proper dog safety protocol and asked the owner’s permission. Related News/Archive Pet trainer has never met a bad dog More than a Year ago Teach children to be safe from dog bites More than a Year ago He said it would be fine, but I noticed the dog backed away, seeming
tentative and nervous. Observing the dog’s behavior made me change my mind about petting the dog, but before I could tell Charlotte not to stick her hand out, the dog jumped up and bit her on the thumb. She screamed and cried, but not just from the bite. She told me she was just trying to be nice to the dog and she couldn’t understand why a dog would bite her for no reason.
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MP puts the bite on dog attacks
Simmons. The compromise would overturn a controversial court ruling on pit bulls while also allowing owners of dogs that cause harm to have their cases heard by juries. After first defeating all amendments proposed to that bill, the Senate reconsidered and passed one, which added a provision to hold owners of dogs running at large liable if their dogs bite. The amendment, proposed by Sen. Robert A. Zirkin (D-Dist. 11) of Owings Mills, has a few exceptions.
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Take the bite out of dogs by being vigilant
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. Lawmakers also came up short in a 2012 special session, which had been called primarily to address gambling expansion in the state.
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Md. Senate Advances Dog Bite Liability Measure
First Tom Friedman embarrasses himself by writing about economics as if he knew what the word meant, and now David Brooks notices the country isnt in very good shape after years of the austerity and corporate theft hes been championing as solutions without actually realizing thats what hes doing . Pretty good trick for a normal person but a necessary skill for right-wingers. Without it their heads would explode collectively. First, he does a brilliant job (well, he doesnt but the source he ripping off did) drawing a word picture of the economic devastation that is trickle-down America. The excuse for the column is his concern that Americans lack the energy they used to have, which is proved for him by a study that says we dont move as often as we used to. A slim reed to be sure, but in the process of discussing various theories about why, look at he detail he comes up with. And the explanations they led him to. Its also true that labor markets are getting more homogeneous. It used to be that the jobs found in Pittsburgh were different than the ones found in Atlanta. But now they are more similar, so there is less reason to move from one city to another.
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Dog bite liability debate revisited
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 http://cortrightlaw.com/personal-injury 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. If you do not even own dogs, it is also your responsibility to practice safe behaviour when you are around unfamiliar dogs. When meeting an unknown dog, allow the dog to come to you. Let it sniff your hand before you pet him. Small children should never be left unsupervised with a pet.
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Prevent yourself from dog bite
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)
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.
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