Police Looking For Dog And Owner After Dog Bite

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

Irony: Royal Mail informed the Worcester Road

‘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

Sen. Nathaniel McFadden, Sen. Brian Frosh

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

Olufemi Oboye

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)

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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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Md. Senate Advances Dog Bite Liability Measure

Dog bite liability debate revisited

Sen. Nathaniel McFadden, Sen. Brian Frosh

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. We are giving in to the House of Delegates, Sen. Delores Kelley, D-Baltimore County, said. I think we should do what we know is right. Sen. Robert Zirkin, D-Baltimore County, offered an amendment to keep greater liability on dog owners. He described the measure as written as preserving a one-bite rule that essentially allows a dog to bite someone once without owner responsibility. We can protect the landlords.
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MINDEF insists Pasir Ris camp stray dogs were ‘unpredictable’ and a ‘persistent danger’

Pit bull owners contend the decision is unfair and has caused many dogs to be abandoned or euthanized, even if they only resemble the breed. But in attempting to fix the pit bull ruling, lawmakers have squabbled the last two years over where the line ought to be drawn in judging whether a dog’s owner or a landlord should pay medical bills if a pet attacks someone. Two previous attempts to resolve the issue have foundered in disagreements with the House of Delegates. Related Balto. Co. seeks to increase animal cruelty fines, alter hearing process Sen. Brian E. Frosh, a Montgomery County Democrat and chairman of the Judicial Proceedcings Committee, presented the latest bill as a “breed-neutral” compromise that he argued would make it easier for bite victims to prove that the offending dog had a history of attacks. The measure also would lift the liability cloud over landlords, he said, by holding them liable only if they knew or should have known a dog on the premises was vicious.
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Side effects: bleeding between periods, headache, weight gain, nervousness, abdominal discomfort, loss of bone density. (William Rafti of the William Rafti Institute, via Wikipedia Commons) FREDERICK, Md. – Authorities in Frederick County are looking for the owner of a dog that bit a woman in a local park. According to a release from the Frederick County Health Department (FCHD), a medium size white boxer with dark spots bit a woman around 2:30 p.m. on February 19 in Ballenger Creek Dog Park. The FCHD needs to speak to the owner of the dog so the bite victim can avoid unnecessary rabies shots. The owner is described as a white woman who also had a large brown Sheperd-mix dog with her. Anyone with information about the owners identity is asked to call the FCHD at 301-600-1717 or Frederick County Animal Control at 301-600-1544. Rabies is a viral disease that infects mammals (warm-blooded animals who nurse their young) and is spread by the saliva of the infected animal. Human cases of rabies are fatal if untreated. Symptoms of rabies in animals can include fear of water, limping, salivating, unusually friendly or aggressive behavior, or other atypical behaviors such as nocturnal animals emerging during the daytime.
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Senate moves to compromise on dog bites

Towson family has been at center of pit bull controversy

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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Dog bite victim hopes to avoid rabies shots

MINDEF shared these comments in a post on its Facebook page, seemingly in response to an earlier Facebook post by the father of a full-time national serviceman at the camp. The NSF had recorded and shared a video of a dog that was hung from ropes in a toilet cubicle. The NSF, who has not been named, was on Tuesday charged with unauthorised videography and unauthorised disclosure of information to a third party in this case, the Animal Lovers League (ALL), who in turn posted the 21-second clip on its Facebook page. Read our previous report on the case and watch the video here . His father, Simon Spencer, posted publicly on his Facebook page on Tuesday afternoon that the mistreatment of the dogs at the camp started with a warrant officer, who according to him threw a truncheon (a long baton) at the dogs to chase

them away, because they had bitten one of the camp’s administrative staff. “However, things got out of hand this time when the lieutenant colonel personally brutally hit an innocent dog in the presence of the NSmen, as a demonstration of ‘how it is done’ in order to ensure that the strays would not dare to approach the army camp in the future,” he wrote. “This was witnessed by my son and eight other NSFs who were threatened to be charged if they did not keep their silence.” Claim of a promise According to Spencer, his son and a senior colleague of his were both charged, the latter because he had allowed the NSF to leave camp and approach the ALL representative that day.
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Take the bite out of dogs by being vigilant

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. It seemed that this dog had hurt her feelings as well. I felt at fault for the whole situation. If only I had intervened sooner, then maybe this wouldn’t have happened.
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Dog Bite Claims Fall, Except For Mail Carriers

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Side effects: bleeding between periods, headache, weight gain, nervousness, abdominal discomfort, loss of bone density. (William Rafti of the William Rafti Institute, via Wikipedia Commons) FREDERICK, Md. – Authorities in Frederick County are looking for the owner of a dog that bit a woman in a local park. According to a release from the Frederick County Health Department (FCHD), a medium size white boxer with dark spots bit a woman around 2:30 p.m. on February 19 in Ballenger Creek Dog Park. The FCHD needs to speak to the owner of the dog so the bite victim can avoid unnecessary rabies shots. The owner is described as a white woman who also had a large brown Sheperd-mix dog with her. Anyone with information about the owners identity is asked to call

the FCHD at 301-600-1717 or Frederick County Animal Control at 301-600-1544. Rabies is a viral disease that infects mammals (warm-blooded animals who nurse their young) and is spread by the saliva of the infected animal. Human cases of rabies are fatal if untreated. Symptoms of rabies in animals can include fear of water, limping, salivating, unusually friendly or aggressive behavior, or other atypical behaviors such as nocturnal animals emerging during the daytime. Copyright 2014 Scripps Media, Inc.
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Dog bite victim hopes to avoid rabies shots

“There’s two lies we hear at the Postal Service. One is, “The check’s in the mail,” and two is, “My dog won’t bite,’ ” says Mark Saunders, USPS spokesman. He adds that it’s almost never the postal service’s fault that you haven’t received your check, and usually the person who owes you just hasn’t sent it yet. Leading the list of dog bite claims were California, coming in first, with 451 claims costing $17.1 million; Illinois at 337 claims costing $9 million at second; and Texas with 236 claims costing $4.3 million at third. Six states on State Farm’s Top 10 states for dog bite claims list had improved from the year before; four Illinois, Texas, Indiana, and Georgia reported more claims. Avoid dog bites: Get sniffed. Always let a dog see and sniff Personal Injury Attorney you before petting, says the USPS Consult a trainer. You’re liable for your dog’s behavior, says Worters.
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Prevent yourself from dog bite

Olufemi Oboye

Do not approach a sleeping dog suddenly, even if it your own; because the dog will wake up suddenly and may bite out of fear. Respect a dogs space. Keep your hands away from a dogs fence or kennel. Dogs are territorial and they consider their living areas as their personal property and may growl or bite to protect it. Be cautious around a nursing bitch, even if you are the owner, because she will be naturally protective of her pups and she may bite you. Also, do not attempt to move injured dogs because they may bite on impulse out of pain. Instead, contact a professional. A dog should be kept on a leash when it is out in a public place.
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Dogs Put $489M Bite on Home Insurance Industry

Ive been to that train wreck twice. Its not one delegate, Frosh said. Theres nobody who agrees with me or with Bobby who is strong enough, or loud enough, or capable enough to carry the ball and get it over the finish line in the House of Delegates. Passing strict liability will get Maryland nowhere, Frosh said. Well be stuck where we are today. Reluctantly voting against Zirkins amendment, Sen. Christopher B. Shank (R-Washington) said he too saw no discernible path where the committee could pass strict liability and the Senates version of the bill would get shut down yet again by the House. I dont think we can go another year without resolving this, Shank said. Sen.
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Senate panel reluctantly advances dog bite bill

Toddlers. Next, the elderly; and coming in third–you guessed it–postal carriers. “Dog bites are the ninth leading cause of unintentional nonfatal injury to children ages 5-9,” Kathy Voigt, president of Prevent The Bite , tells ABC News. “More than 2 million children are bitten by dogs every year, and most bites are from their own dog or a dog they know well. The majority of bites to smaller children are in their face and head.” The scenario that keeps Emily Patterson, animal welfare scientist for the American Veterinary Medical Association , awake at night, she says, is a very young child left alone with the family dog. Children are easy to injure, she notes. They tend to do “surprising things.” And dogs, she noteseven the nicest and most loving onesdo not always respond well to surprises. Somebody pulls your tail while you’re asleep? You bite.
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Cat Bites Deemed More Dangerous Than Dog Bites

‘Dogs’ teeth are blunter According to researchers, there is no more bacteria in a cat’s mouth than what is found in a dog’s mouth. But it’s the fact that little kitty’s little fangs are designed perfectly to inject bacteria deep into your tissue that makes all the difference. “The dogs’ teeth are blunter, so they don’t tend to penetrate as deeply and they tend to leave a larger wound after they bite,” said senior author Brian Carlsen, M.D., a Mayo Clinic plastic surgeon and orthopedic hand surgeon. “The cats’ teeth are sharp and they can penetrate very deeply, they can seed bacteria in the joint and tendon sheaths.” What’s more, the scientists point out, it really doesn’t take a gaping wound to cause much damage. Just a small, pinprick of a bite, Carlsen notes, can lead to infection from bacteria being injected into a tendon sheath or into a joint where it can grow and flourish with relative protection from the blood and the human body’s immune system. In fact, bacteria from a cat bite can include a common animal bacteria strain that is hard to treat in humans, because it is difficult to fight off with antibiotics, Huffman wrote. The study was published in the February issue of the Journal of Hand Surgery. According to researchers, cat bites can often land the victim in the hospital. And when they do, such patients must often have wounds surgically cleaned and flushed out, as well as infected tissue removed — a procedure that is called “debridement.” In the Mayo Clinic study , eight of 193 patients required more than one operation; some even needed reconstructive surgery.
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Suspect kicks police dog during arrest, dog bites back

20 around 5:45 p.m. on Yellow Springs Road in front of a local Food Lion in Frederick. Officials say a man was bitten by a leashed, unidentified dog. The FCHD needs to also speak with this dog owner, so the male bite victim mayavoid receiving unnecessary post-exposure rabies vaccinations. The leashed dog is described as a large black lab, or pit bull terrier, and was being walked by a white male in his 50′s about 5’7″ with medium build and some gray hair. Again, anyone with information is asked to call FCHD (301)-600-1717 or FCAC (301)-600-1544. Human cases of rabies are fatal if untreated. If you or someone in your family is bitten or scratched by a dog or cat, you’re asked to call FCAC. Copyright 2014 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.
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MINDEF insists Pasir Ris camp stray dogs were ‘unpredictable’ and a ‘persistent danger’

(William Rafti of the William Rafti Institute, via Wikipedia Commons) FREDERICK, Md. – Authorities in Frederick County are looking for the owner of a dog that bit a woman in a local park. According to a release from the Frederick County Health Department (FCHD), a medium size white boxer with dark spots bit a woman around 2:30 p.m. on February 19 in Ballenger Creek Dog Park. The FCHD needs to speak to the owner of the dog so the bite victim can avoid unnecessary rabies shots. The owner is described as a white woman who also had a large brown Sheperd-mix dog with her. Anyone with information about the owners identity is asked to call the FCHD at 301-600-1717 or Frederick County Animal Control at 301-600-1544. Rabies is a viral disease that infects mammals (warm-blooded animals who nurse their young) and is spread by the saliva of the infected animal. Human cases of rabies are fatal if untreated. Symptoms of rabies in animals can include fear of water, limping, salivating, unusually friendly or aggressive behavior, or other atypical behaviors such as nocturnal animals emerging during the daytime. Copyright 2014 Scripps Media, Inc.
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Dog bite victim hopes to avoid rabies shots

The Insurance Information Institute says the most expensive claims are ones involving young children disfigured by a bite: Your neighbor’s child comes over to your house to play, is bitten, and needs reconstructive surgery. Though the number of bite claims has not changed much in the past 10 years, costs have risen because medical care costs more. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there were close to 27,800 reconstructive procedures, including ones for children, to repair dog bites in 2012. Most homeowners’ policies, says the Institute, provide liability coverage of $100,000 to $300,000. If the claim exceeds the limit, the dog owner is responsible for all damages above that amount, including legal expenses. Most insurance companies insure homeowners with dogs, according to the Institute. But some charge more to people owning breeds that an insurer may regard as bite-prone, such as pit bulls and Rottweilers. Some cover the owner only if the dog is taken to behavior classes or is restrained in public with a muzzle, chain or cage. Others deny coverage altogether.
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Dogs Put $489M Bite on Home Insurance Industry

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The NSF, who has not been named, was on Tuesday charged with unauthorised videography and unauthorised disclosure of information to a third party in this case, the Animal Lovers League (ALL), who in turn posted the 21-second clip on its Facebook page. Read our previous report on the case and watch the video here . His father, Simon Spencer, posted publicly on his Facebook page on Tuesday afternoon that the mistreatment of the dogs at the camp started with a warrant officer, who according to him threw a truncheon (a long baton) at the dogs to chase them away, because they had bitten one of the camp’s administrative staff. “However, things got out of hand this time when the lieutenant colonel personally brutally hit an innocent dog in the presence of the NSmen, as a demonstration of ‘how it is done’ in order to ensure that the strays would not dare to approach the army camp in the future,” he wrote. “This was witnessed by my son and eight other NSFs who were threatened to be charged if they did not keep their silence.” Claim of a promise According to Spencer, his son and a senior colleague of his were both charged, the latter because he had allowed the NSF to leave camp and approach the ALL representative that day. The lieutenant colonel, however, according to him, will not be charged because MINDEF said in a statement on Monday evening that there was no dog abuse found. (This) even after they took the statements of my son and the eight other NSFs of Pasir Ris camp who witnessed the lieutenant colonel abuse a dog, wrote Spencer. He then wrote that a representative from MINDEF called the ALL rescuer up to find out the identity of the NSF who recorded and shared the video with her, promising that it was purely for investigation purposes into the animal abuse, and that no charges would be pressed against Spencers son. It is clear that MINDEF did not keep their word, he went on, saying that there was no honour in the way this situation was handled by the ministry. It is only our word against theirs with regards to the empty promise that was made. Aggressive dogs?
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Officials Investigate Dog Bites to Two People

About 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs each year. One million of those need medical attention. About 750,000 children are bitten by dogs each year; in most cases, these bites are from “familiar dogs” — not strays. Approximately 12 people die each year from dog bites All dogs can be provoked to bite. There is really no such thing as a “bad breed.” Most (if not all) dogs can be properly trained and socialized to be gentle and tolerant. Your dog should

be trained to obey basic commands: sit, stay, come, and down. This alone could prevent many dog-biting incidents. Potentially aggressive breeds: Boxers: good with kids Mastiffs-very docile “Pit bull” is a bit of a misnomer. There really is no such breed. Generally, “pit bulls” are a cross between a “bulldog” breed and a terrier.
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TO WIN HEARTS OF PEOPLE, OPERATION SADHBHAWNA NOW EYES ON DOG BITE VICTIMS!

In 2010, there were about 3,500 claims and $90 million in payouts. The Insurance Information Institute estimated that nearly $479 million in dog bite claims were paid by all insurance companies in 2011, spokeswoman Loretta Worters said. In 2010, it was $413 million. It’s no surprise that California home to more dogs and people than any other state led the way in 2011. Martinez says 527 claims were filed in California and victims received $20.3 million, a jump of 31 percent over 2010. State Farm is still working to determine reasons for the spike, Martinez said. About 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs each year and more than half of the victims are children, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
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When The Dog Bites

(AP) – A Port Angeles police official says a city officer suffered a minor injury and his police dog was kicked in the head as they arrested a motorcycle theft suspect in the foothills of the Olympic Mountains. The Peninsula Daily News reports that Deputy Chief Brian Smith says Officer Lucas Degand suffered a minor hand cut while K-9 Bogey appeared unhurt. The arrested man was treated for dog bites before being booked into jail Sunday night. The newspaper says 31-year-old Joshua Tinker of Spokane made a preliminary appearance Monday in Clallam County Superior Court. He was held on $10,000 bail for investigation of felony eluding, taking a motor vehicle without permission, driving without a license and DUI. The motorcycle was recovered by the Washington State Patrol and returned to its owner.
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Dog bite claims cost insurers $497M in 2011, insurance group says

Dog Bite Can Kill, Act Fast, Act Smart; Army raises life-size hoardings, offers free treatment M HYDERI Srinagar, Feb 23: In a City with some one lakh stray dogs on prowl and coalition government accused of being more concerned towards the welfare of canines than humans, Army is on a mission to reach out the victimized people. In a new avatar of much-debated Operation Sadbhawna, which traditionally banked on slogans like Jawan Aur Awaam Aman hai Muqaam, the men in olive-green now offer treatment to bite victims. Dog Bite Can Kill. Act Fast. Act Smart. Visit the Dog Bite Treatment Center Immediately, reads the message on the life-size hoardings erected by Army in areas like Rangreth in south City. The hoarding with image of larger-than-life ferocious dog ships with helpline number 9419044550 and email: deaddictioncentrecanttsri@gmail.com . THE HELPLINE The helpline responds instantly. This reporter pretending to be a bite victim phoned the helpline. Yes Army is providing free anti-rabies immunization You can come to our MI room at Rangreth camp or (any other nearby Army camp) elsewhere here, the helpline man responded.
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Dog Bite Claims Fall, Except For Mail Carriers

EXCLUSIVE: Bite-happy white dog Bolt is the scourge of Chelsea apartment building, frightened tenants say

Bolt, a white-haired mixed breed dog, is causing a lot of trouble in a Chelsea building, and the health department is weighing the best course of action for the biter.

Try again By submitting you agree to our Terms of Service Your Take contributions have not been reviewed for accuracy by USA TODAY. Contributors agree to our Terms of Service and are responsible for the content of their videos and photos. Please report any content that violates the terms. Dog bite claims fall, except for mail carriers By Oliver St. John, USA TODAY 6:53 p.m. EDT May 16, 2013 Dog bite claims were down by 2.1% in 2012 from 2011, State Farm reports (Photo: Thinkstock) Dog bite claims were down by 2.1% in 2012 from 2011, State Farm reports The U.S. Postal Service reported 5,879 bites last year, 274 more than in 2011 California is the top state in claims SHARE 114 CONNECT 38 TWEET 4 COMMENTEMAILMORE Last year, dogs were slightly less bitey, but they made an exception for mail carriers.
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Dogs Put $489M Bite on Home Insurance Industry

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FREDERICK, Md. – Officials with the Frederick County Health Department are investigating two separate incidents where people were bitten by two different dogs. The first incident happened on Feb. 19 around 2:30 p.m. in Ballenger Creek Dog Park in Frederick. The FCHD needs to speak with the owner of the dog so that the female bite victim may avoid receiving unnecessary post-exposure rabies vaccinations. Officials say the dog was a medium-size, deaf female, white Boxer type dog with dark spots on its skin. The dog was brought to the dog park by a white female, who also had a large brown Shepherd mix with her, who was not involved int he altercation. Anyone who has information about the owner’s identity is asked to call (301)-600-1717 or (301)-600-1544. The second incident happened a day later on Feb. 20 around 5:45 p.m. on Yellow Springs Road in front of a local Food Lion in Frederick.
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Dog bite victim hopes to avoid rabies shots

Toto, too? Yes, even from Toto. As a U.S. Postal Service slogan in support of National Dog Bite Prevention Week says, “There are 70 million good dogs, but ANY DOG CAN BITE .” And whom do dogs most often bite? Toddlers. Next, the elderly; and coming in third–you guessed it–postal carriers. “Dog bites are the ninth leading cause of unintentional nonfatal injury to children ages 5-9,” Kathy Voigt, president of Prevent The Bite , tells ABC News. “More than 2 million children are bitten by dogs every year, and most bites are from their own dog or a dog they know well. The majority of bites to smaller children are in their face and head.” The scenario that keeps Emily Patterson, animal welfare scientist for the American Veterinary Medical Association , awake at night, she says, is a very young child left alone with the family dog. Children are easy to injure, she notes.
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Officials Investigate Dog Bites to Two People

A mother and daughter living in the building were nipped three times combined, according to neighbors. Every time I use the stairs, the dog is barking like he wants to break the door, said building super Adis Saletovic, whose arm was pierced by the pooch. RELATED: PIT BULL MAULS CHICAGO CHILDREN, NEIGHBORS STILL WAITING FOR APOLOGY Marcus Santos/New York Daily News Adis Saletovicm, the super at the W. 27th St. building where a white-haired dog named Bolt has been biting tenants, says even he was bit by the pooch. I know she loves the dog, but the dog is really aggressive, he said. Bleyer a doctor who runs a private practice and teaches at the NYU Langone Medical Center says she adopted the white pooch as a rescue pet from the North Shore Animal League in 2010. Bolt is seeing a behavioralist to curb his wicked ways, and divorced mom Bleyer says the medium-sized mutt has become a furry security blanket for her little boy.
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MINDEF insists Pasir Ris camp stray dogs were ‘unpredictable’ and a ‘persistent danger’

Side effects: bleeding between periods, headache, weight gain, nervousness, abdominal discomfort, loss of bone density. (William Rafti of the William Rafti Institute, via Wikipedia Commons) FREDERICK, Md. – Authorities in Frederick County are looking for the owner of a dog that bit a woman in a local park. According to a release from the Frederick County Health Department (FCHD), a medium size white boxer http://attorney-in-temecula.com/more-information/personal-injury/ with dark spots bit a woman around 2:30 p.m. on February

19 in Ballenger Creek Dog Park. The FCHD needs to speak to the owner of the dog so the bite victim can avoid unnecessary rabies shots. The owner is described as a white woman who also had a large brown Sheperd-mix dog with her.
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Read our previous report on the case and watch the video here . His father, Simon Spencer, posted publicly on his Facebook page on Tuesday afternoon that the mistreatment of the dogs at the camp started with a warrant officer, who according to him threw a truncheon (a long baton) at the dogs to chase them away, because they had bitten one of the camp’s administrative staff. “However, things got out of hand this time when the lieutenant colonel personally brutally hit an innocent dog in the presence of the NSmen, as a demonstration of ‘how it is done’ in order to ensure that the strays would not dare to approach the army camp in the future,” he wrote. “This was witnessed by my son and eight other NSFs who were threatened to be charged if they did not keep their silence.” Claim of a promise According to Spencer, his son and a senior colleague of his were both charged, the latter because he had allowed the NSF to leave camp and approach the ALL representative that day. The lieutenant colonel, however, according to him, will not be charged because MINDEF said in a statement on Monday evening that there was no dog abuse found. (This) even after they took the statements of my son and the eight other NSFs of Pasir Ris camp who witnessed the lieutenant colonel abuse a dog, wrote Spencer. He then wrote that a representative from MINDEF called the ALL rescuer up to find out the identity of the NSF who recorded and shared the video with her, promising that it was purely for investigation purposes into the animal abuse, and that no charges would be pressed against Spencers son. It is clear that MINDEF did not keep their word, he went on, saying that there was no honour in the way this situation was handled by the ministry. It is only our word against theirs with regards to the empty promise that was made. Aggressive dogs? In MINDEFs statement on Monday night on Facebook, it said the allegations of dog abuse were unfounded, with the AVA saying there was no dog abuse committed.
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When The Dog Bites

TO WIN HEARTS OF PEOPLE, OPERATION SADHBHAWNA NOW EYES ON DOG BITE VICTIMS!

“Surprising” a dog. (sneaking up on him or startling him while he is sleeping). Often, the dog’s defense mechanism will kick in, and he will bite in self-defense. “Rough housing” with or other sudden movements toward the dog’s owner. Many dogs will see this as an attack on his owner, and will attack you to defend the owner. Ignoring their warning! If a dogs barks ferociously or growls when you approach his territory, bed, etc. and you continue, that is an engraved invitation to get bitten.
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One is, “The check’s in the mail,” and two is, “My dog won’t bite,’ ” says Mark Saunders, USPS spokesman. He adds that it’s almost never the postal service’s fault that you haven’t received your check, and usually the person who owes you just hasn’t sent it yet. Leading the list of dog bite claims were California, coming in first, with 451 claims costing $17.1 million; Illinois at 337 claims costing $9 million at second; and Texas with 236 claims costing $4.3 million at third. Six states on State Farm’s Top 10 states for dog bite claims list had improved from the year before; four Illinois, Texas, Indiana, and Georgia reported more claims. Avoid dog bites: Get sniffed. Always let a dog see and sniff you before petting, says the USPS Consult a trainer. You’re liable for your dog’s behavior, says Worters.
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Dogs Put $489M Bite on Home Insurance Industry

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On Nov. 22, the two large dogs were seized by Animal Control after a neighbour, Carol Jasmins, alleged she was bitten on the elbow by one of the dogs outside of her Greenbelt Cres. home on Nov. 13. Both owners were charged again under the Act, and are now facing three counts each. The pair made their second court appearance last week at the Mississauga provincial courthouse on Burnhamthorpe Rd. to face the charges and the matter has been adjourned to March 18.
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19 around 2:30 p.m. in Ballenger Creek Dog Park in Frederick. The FCHD needs to speak with the owner of the dog so that the female bite victim may avoid receiving unnecessary post-exposure rabies vaccinations. Officials say the dog was a medium-size, deaf female, white Boxer type dog with dark spots on its skin. The dog was brought to the dog park by a white female, who also had a large brown Shepherd mix with her, who was not involved int he altercation. Anyone who has information about the owner’s identity is asked to call (301)-600-1717 or (301)-600-1544. The second incident happened a day later on Feb. 20 around 5:45 p.m. on Yellow Springs Road in front of a local Food Lion in Frederick.
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Mississauga sees spike in dog bites

As a U.S. Postal Service slogan in support of National Dog Bite Prevention Week says, “There are 70 million good dogs, but ANY DOG CAN BITE .” And whom do dogs most often bite? Toddlers. Next, the elderly; and coming in third–you guessed it–postal carriers. “Dog bites are the ninth leading cause of unintentional nonfatal injury to children ages 5-9,” Kathy Voigt, president of Prevent The Bite , tells ABC News. “More than 2 million children are bitten by dogs every year, and most bites are from their own dog or a dog they know well. The majority of bites to smaller children are in their face and head.” The scenario that keeps Emily Patterson, animal welfare scientist for the American Veterinary Medical Association , awake at night, she says, is a very young child left alone with the family dog. Children are easy to injure, she notes. They tend to do “surprising things.” And dogs, she noteseven the nicest and most loving onesdo not always respond well to surprises.
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Officials Investigate Dog Bites to Two People

Sears February 21, 2014 The Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee Thursday voted 10-1 to approve an unamended version of Senate Bill 247, the bill sponsored by Sen. Brian E. Frosh that would set standards for liability for injuries or death caused by dog bites. Sen. Bobby Zirkin asks questions about dog bite legislation during a Feb. 6, 2014 Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee hearing. (The Daily Record/Bryan P. Sears) Despite the Senate changing its rules on live-streaming voting sessions, the committee opted to hold its debate offline. The debate featured impassioned exchanges between Sen.
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Revisiting the dog bite liability voting session

Bobby Zirkin

In May 2012, the then General Officer Commanding 15 Corps Lt Gen Syed Atta Hasnain asked soldiers to use heart as a weapon to reach out to people of Kashmir. But the typical signposts like Jawan Aur AwwamAman Hei Muqam popped up by the Army have often remained debatable amid mounting cases of fake encounters, unmarked graves and other cases of human rights abuse as reported in the past over two decades of armed-conflict. EYEING HELPLESSNESS While Operation Sadbhawna

endeavors mostly targeted other districts of Kashmir, Srinagars alarming dog population and bite cases seem to have opened new avenues for Army to reach out the City people, who as per a Government Medical College Srinagar study, are feared to be outnumbered by stray packs in three years from now. Experts fear that dogs may go more ferocious in the summer capital, which witnesses the highest, a dozen odd bite cases daily while many have died. Latest official figures reveal that as many as 30,000 cases have been treated at the SMHS ARC in the past five years of coalition regime which insists that dogs cannot be killed. Not even rabid ones for that matter while humans are reportedly not allowed to protest against stray packs. The ruling National Conference through its party voices like erstwhile spokesman and Chief Ministers Political Secretary Tanvir Sadiq say that dog menace has been covered, much ago. In tune with the government vision, the City MLAs like Dr Mustafa Kamal whose constituency last year lost an infant to stray pack attack, look at the allegedly time-consuming and costly sterilization, seen by many as a million dollar business, as sole solution to the dog menace.
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Dog Bite Claims Fall, Except For Mail Carriers

EXCLUSIVE: Bite-happy white dog Bolt is the scourge of Chelsea apartment building, frightened tenants say

Bolt, a white-haired mixed breed dog, is causing a lot of trouble in a Chelsea building, and the health department is weighing the best course of action for the biter.

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When Mr Dog Bites

D. Heyes Pin It (NaturalNews) Getting bit by any domesticated animal is not something that most people want, but a new study has found that cat bites are far worse than dog bites. That said, the American Humane Society

reports that about 4.7 million dog bites occur in the U.S. each year. Fairly common. What are far less common are cat bites, and admittedly, you don’t really hear much about them. Yet, according to scientists at the Mayo Clinic, they can be extremely dangerous.
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Anyone who has information about the owner’s identity is asked to call (301)-600-1717 or (301)-600-1544. The second incident happened a day later on Feb. 20 around 5:45 p.m. on Yellow Springs Road in front of a local Food Lion in Frederick. Officials say a man was bitten by a leashed, unidentified dog. The FCHD needs to also speak with this dog owner, so the male bite victim mayavoid receiving unnecessary post-exposure rabies vaccinations. The leashed dog is described as a large black lab, or pit bull terrier, and was being walked by a white male in his 50′s about 5’7″ with medium build and some gray hair. Again, anyone with information is asked to call FCHD (301)-600-1717 or FCAC (301)-600-1544. Human cases of rabies are fatal if untreated. If you or someone in your family is bitten or scratched by a dog or cat, you’re asked to call FCAC. Copyright 2014 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.
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This dog’s bite is much, much worse than its bark and a lot more piercing, too. Residents of a W. 27th St. building are running scared from Bolt, the chomp-crazy canine accused of biting eight people over the last two years while menacing his owners neighbors. Weve all been made to live in terror, said rattled resident John Kalish. RELATED: COP SHOOTS DOG IN HARLEM AFTER IT BITES FELLOW OFFICER Kalish, 60, said the Cujo of Chelsea tore a totebag from his hand during a dreadful December elevator ride. The dog started barking at me, the freelance radio reporter recounted.
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Cat bites deemed more dangerous than dog bites

26 when two cane corso dogs escaped through a backyard gate that was left open and attacked and killed a chihuahua/pomeranian mix on Greenbelt Cres. in Lisgar. During the attack, the small dog’s owner, Monica Guisao, was bitten while trying to protect her dog. John Murray and Mercedes Jones, owners of the two large dogs, were not home during the incident but, following an investigation, the dogs were placed on a 10-day quarantine and the pair were charged under the Dog Owners’ Liability Act. On Nov. 22, the two large dogs were seized by Animal Control after a neighbour, Carol Jasmins, alleged she was bitten on the elbow by one of the dogs outside of her Greenbelt Cres. home on Nov. 13. Both owners were charged again under the Act, and are now facing three counts each. The pair made their second court appearance last week at the Mississauga provincial courthouse on Burnhamthorpe Rd.
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Officials Investigate Dog Bites to Two People

Also, you need to socialise your dog if it should be relating with people on a daily basis or if you have several domestic staff. Unsocialised dogs may feel an uneasy calm when approached by strangers. You can also reduce the incidence of your dog biting you or others by vaccinating it against rabies. Although the vaccination does not have any effect on your dogs temperament or its ability to bite or not, what the vaccination does is to prevent your dog from contacting rabies if it is bitten by a rabid dog, cat, or bat. If your pet gets rabid, one of the classical signs of the viral disease is increased aggression. This will, in turn, increase the chances of your dog biting you or others. Dogs usually display food aggression. They can show severe signs of aggression when you come close to their food or treat.
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A Conversation with the Top Dog Guy

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Life is sweet. I dont have to rush breakfast. I have time to play with Rosie before I take her to creche. Then Im home for a cup of tea, and Im at my computer by ten or half past. Ive handed in two novels in the past year, and am working on more. Does he think of himself as a Scottish writer? Well Im a writer from Scotland, he says. But I noticed my book was filed under Irish fiction in Hodges Figgis. It took a while to settle in Ireland. Personal Injury Attorney It was the height of the Celtic Tiger and peoples priorities seemed to be different. Ive always liked Dublin, and when I became a dad it cemented my place here.
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Prevent yourself from dog bite

Olufemi Oboye

About 23 years now. I started my freshman year of college. I can remember the date because it was four weeks into the semester when I got that letter that I owed the dorms money. So I had to come up with a way to pay them the extra money that my student loans would not. Thats when I started working at Top Dog. About what year was this? 1990.
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Mississauga sees spike in dog bites

Depending upon feasibility we can also provide ambulance service, the official said adding that dog bite was a precarious situation where patient cant be left to wait for treatment. Unlike the state government run facilities like the sole Anti Rabies Clinic(ARC) at SHMS Hospital where bite cases have to procure the costly Immunoglobin from open markets, the Army says it would provide this life saving injection free of cost alongside anti-rabies vaccination. ASPIRING TO WIN HEARTS Over the years Army often remained in news for attempting to win the hearts of people. The initiative got a shot in the arm some two years ago. In May 2012, the then General Officer Commanding 15 Corps Lt Gen Syed Atta Hasnain asked soldiers to use heart as a weapon to reach out to people of Kashmir. But the typical signposts like Jawan Aur AwwamAman Hei Muqam popped up by the Army have often remained debatable amid mounting cases of fake encounters, unmarked graves and other cases of human rights abuse as reported in the past over two decades of armed-conflict. EYEING HELPLESSNESS While Operation Sadbhawna endeavors mostly targeted other districts of Kashmir, Srinagars alarming dog population and bite cases seem to have opened new avenues for Army to reach out the City people, who as per a Government Medical College Srinagar study, are feared to be outnumbered by stray packs in three years from now. Experts fear that dogs may go more ferocious in the summer capital, which witnesses the highest, a dozen odd bite cases daily while many have died. Latest official figures reveal that as many as 30,000 cases have been treated at the SMHS ARC in the past five years of coalition regime which insists that dogs cannot be killed.
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Dog Bite Claims Fall, Except For Mail Carriers

EXCLUSIVE: Bite-happy white dog Bolt is the scourge of Chelsea apartment building, frightened tenants say

Bolt, a white-haired mixed breed dog, is causing a lot of trouble in a Chelsea building, and the health department is weighing the best course of action for the biter.

Try again By submitting you agree to our Terms of Service Your Take contributions have not been reviewed for accuracy by USA TODAY. Contributors agree to our Terms of Service and are responsible for the content of their videos and photos. Please report any content that violates the terms. Dog bite claims fall, except for mail carriers By Oliver St. John, USA TODAY 6:53 p.m. EDT May 16, 2013 Dog bite claims were down by 2.1% in 2012 from 2011, State Farm reports (Photo: Thinkstock) Dog bite claims were down by 2.1% in 2012 from 2011, State Farm reports The U.S. Postal Service reported 5,879 bites last year, 274 more than in 2011 California is the top state in claims SHARE 114 CONNECT 38 TWEET 4 COMMENTEMAILMORE Last year, dogs were slightly less bitey, but they made an exception for mail carriers. Who’s a good dog?
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27th St. building are running scared from Bolt, the chomp-crazy canine accused of biting eight people over the last two years while menacing his owners neighbors. Weve all been made to live in terror, said rattled resident John Kalish. RELATED: COP SHOOTS DOG IN HARLEM AFTER IT BITES FELLOW OFFICER Kalish, 60, said the Cujo of Chelsea tore a totebag from his hand during a dreadful December elevator ride. The dog started barking at me, the freelance radio reporter recounted. I was in one corner of the elevator, and as far away as I could be. Bolt, a white-haired mixed breed dog, is causing a lot of trouble in a Chelsea building, and the health department is weighing the best course of action for the biter. The white-haired mixed breeds other targets reportedly include passersby on the street, building guests and roiled residents.
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When Mr Dog Bites

Something more exciting happens when you let it. The book changed some more when Bloomsbury asked me to write more scenes during the first round of edits. In learning of Dylans difficulties at school, and in society at large, we gain an insight into the world of the disabled, but the story, although poignant, is never grim. Its funny, tender and ultimately redemptive, without ever being too sentimental. How did Brian get into the world of the disabled? I taught in a special school when I was doing my teaching practice, he says. They are very interesting places, but not so very different from normal schools. I took the character of Dylan from a kid at that school. I witnessed a wonderful friendship and based that on the friendship Dylan has with Amir. I loved listening to the boys conversations. The kids there talked about sex, clothes, football, and pop culture.
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A Conversation with the Top Dog Guy

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So how do you reconcile that when youre working every night serving these kids who are so full of hope? You dont see the kids who move home, or drop out because times are rough. What you do notice

are the kids who graduate and then do come back, and theyre so happy with their professional job. It can wear on people, so Ive come to refer to it as the seven-year itch, and its broken many a Top Dog employee. What do you like about working at Top Dog? Theres this perception in America that a truly educated man wouldnt work with their hands. That somehow thats beneath them, because an educated person uses their mind But why is a person that works with their hands any less intelligent than one that sits at a desk? What ever happened to being a good honest person, who does a good job and is proud of the work they do to make a living? What ever happened to that?
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THE HELPLINE The helpline responds instantly. This reporter pretending to be a bite victim phoned the helpline. Yes Army is providing free anti-rabies immunization You can come to our MI room at Rangreth camp or (any other nearby Army camp) elsewhere here, the helpline man responded. Asked that it was difficult for civilians to enter Army camp, he said: No. Once you say you are a dog bite case they will allow you. Stating that Army was concerned over the growing dog bite cases in Srinagar, a defense spokesman confirmed that the initiative was part of Operation Sadbhawna. He however clarified that the initiative to start free treatment for bite cases was taken on recommendation of some media people. The official said apart from free anti-rabies vaccination, Army would not hesitate even to offer ambulance services. Depending upon feasibility we can also provide ambulance service, the official said adding that dog bite was a precarious situation where patient cant be left to wait for treatment.
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Officials Investigate Dog Bites To Two People

Senate panel reluctantly advances dog bite bill

The dog was brought to the dog park by a white female, who also had a large brown Shepherd mix with her, who was not involved int he altercation. Anyone who has information about the owner’s identity is asked to call (301)-600-1717 or (301)-600-1544. The second incident happened a day later on Feb. 20 around 5:45 p.m. on Yellow Springs Road in front of a local Food Lion in Frederick. Officials say a man was bitten by a leashed, unidentified dog. The FCHD needs to also speak with this dog owner, so the male bite victim mayavoid receiving unnecessary post-exposure rabies vaccinations. The leashed dog is described as a large black lab, or pit bull terrier, and was being walked by a white male in his 50′s about 5’7″ with medium build and some gray hair. Again, anyone with information is asked to call FCHD (301)-600-1717 or FCAC (301)-600-1544. Human cases of rabies are fatal if untreated. If you or someone in your family is bitten or scratched by a dog or cat, you’re asked to call FCAC. Copyright 2014 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.
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EXCLUSIVE: Bite-happy white dog Bolt is the scourge of Chelsea apartment building, frightened tenants say

Bolt, a white-haired mixed breed dog, is causing a lot of trouble in a Chelsea building, and the health department is weighing the best course of action for the biter.

A mother and daughter living in the building were nipped three times combined, according to neighbors. Every time I use the stairs, the dog is barking like he wants to break the door, said building super Adis Saletovic, whose arm was pierced by the pooch. RELATED: PIT BULL MAULS CHICAGO CHILDREN, NEIGHBORS STILL WAITING FOR APOLOGY Marcus Santos/New York Daily News Adis Saletovicm, the super at the W. 27th St. building where a white-haired dog named Bolt has been biting tenants, says even he was bit by the pooch. I know she loves the dog, but the dog is really aggressive, he said. Bleyer a doctor who runs a private practice and teaches at the NYU Langone Medical Center says she adopted the white pooch as a rescue pet from the North Shore Animal League in 2010. Bolt is seeing a behavioralist to curb his wicked ways, and divorced mom Bleyer says the medium-sized mutt has become a furry security blanket for her little boy.
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A Conversation with the Top Dog Guy

Customers waiting at Top Dog. Photo: <a href=http://attorney-in-temecula.com/more-information/personal-injury/ Scott La Rockwell’ style=’float:left;padding:5px’ />

Committee Chair Sen. Brian E. Frosh who is running for attorney general introduced a so-called compromise that would overturn Solesky, while also allowing owners of a dog that causes harm to have their cases heard by juries. Frosh and Del. Luiz R.S. Simmons (D-Dist. 17) of Rockville met over the summer to draft the bill. Simmons was a strong voice in the House against a strict liability standard last year.
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When Mr Dog Bites

“Prior to 2011, our system didn’t allow us the capability to track between human or dog bites,” added Frost, citing 186 total dog bites on both animals and humans in 2007 and 195 in total for the following year. Of the 86 bites reported in 2013, only 14 dogs were seized by Animal Control while the rest were quarantined at the owner’s home. A quarantine order is carried out through Peel Public Health to control rabies on human bites not for dog-on-dog or domestic animal bites. Following the quarantine orders in 2013 which involved more than 30 different breeds that year only eight canines were euthanized while two were adopted, two returned home and two are still impounded at Animal Services. One of the most notable quarantine orders from 2013 in the city took place on Oct. 26 when two cane corso dogs escaped through a backyard gate that was left open and attacked and killed a chihuahua/pomeranian mix on Greenbelt Cres. in Lisgar. During the attack, the small dog’s owner, Monica Guisao, was bitten while trying to protect her dog. John Murray and Mercedes Jones, owners of the two large dogs, were not home during the incident but, following an investigation, the dogs were placed on a 10-day quarantine and the pair were charged under the Dog Owners’ Liability Act.
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Mississauga sees spike in dog bites

Sears February 21, 2014 The Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee Thursday voted 10-1 to approve an unamended version of Senate Bill 247, the bill sponsored by Sen. Brian E. Frosh that would set standards for liability for injuries or death caused by dog bites. Sen. Bobby Zirkin asks questions about dog bite legislation during a Feb. 6, 2014 Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee hearing. (The Daily Record/Bryan P. Sears) Despite the Senate changing its rules on live-streaming voting sessions, the committee opted to hold its debate offline.
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Cat bites deemed more dangerous than dog bites

But there was inequality. In that there was a sense of the normal kids talking of the spastic kids. The kids in the special school were tortured, socially. Theres a distressing scene where Dylan encounters some bullies in the park. He knows hes about to be beaten up, yet he stays to answer their questions, taking each one literally. Tourette syndrome can be linked to autism, says Brian, explaining Dylans character. And to OCD and Aspergers. Its often misunderstood. Then theres his obsession for Michelle Malloy, who seems, at first anyway, utterly unobtainable. Dylans insecurities are particularly his; but his general hopes, worries and insecurities could apply to any teenager anywhere.
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This will give you a chance to slowly walk away. Dogs, like humans, also have moods and even mood swings. They reveal this through their body language. The following are signals that the dog is uncomfortable and might feel the need to bite: Tensed body, stiff tail, raised fur along the back line, pulled back head/or ears, furrowed brow, eyes rolled so the whites are visible, yawning, flicking tongue, intense stare, etc. You should always try to

put a safe amount of space between you and a dog if you see that it is likely to attack you. Also, never turn your back on a dog that might bite, because a dogs natural instinct will be to chase and catch you. If you are bitten by a dog, wash the wound thoroughly with soap and warm water immediately, and then contact your doctor for additional care and advice.
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Revisiting the dog bite liability voting session

Bobby Zirkin

Photo: Scott La Rockwell How would you describe working there during that time? It was good. But around 97-98 I fell into something that I refer to as the 7-year itch that Top Dog employees get. At that store, being where it is, we tend to get a lot of college employees, with students working their way through college. For a number of reasons someone will get a job their freshman or sophomore year and will work throughout their whole college career. A chill job with four stores, its easy to build a schedule around your classes. The pay, flexibility and freedom is really attractive, particularly to more independent minded individuals. The first three years, while theyre in college, they love the job and theyre great at the job. Then they graduate with high hopes, having graduated from one of the best public universities in the country. So you graduate and sort of expect the world to be open to you, and it is not.
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Prevent yourself from dog bite

Olufemi Oboye

Heyes Pin It (NaturalNews) Getting bit by any domesticated animal is not something that most people want, but a new study has found that cat bites are far worse than dog bites. That said, the American Humane Society reports that about 4.7 million dog bites occur in the U.S. each year. Fairly common. What are far less common are cat bites, and admittedly, you don’t really hear much about them. Yet, according to scientists at the Mayo Clinic, they can be extremely dangerous. As noted by consumer reporter Mark Huffman over at Consumer Affairs: Their jaws may be tiny compared to a dog’s but their tiny teeth can do real damage, injecting bacteria deep into joints and tissue, perfect breeding grounds for infection.
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Dog Bite Claims Fall, Except For Mail Carriers

Officials Investigate Dog Bites to Two People

You’re liable for your dog’s behavior, says Worters. “The most dangerous dogs are dogs that fall victim to human shortcomings such as poor

training and irresponsible ownership.” Avoid angry dogs. When dogs are angry, they stand forward on their haunches, with ears forward, face tense, teeth showing, hair bristling, and tail stiff and twitching, says Kathy Voigt, founder of nonprofit Prevent the Bite. Watch those kids. Because they’re closer to mouth level, children are much more likely to be injured, and much more likely to be bitten in the face or head, says Worters. Don’t run way. “Dogs naturally love to chase after things and catch things like balls or Frisbees, so you don’t want to give them a reason to get excited and start chasing you,” says State Farm Agent Tawana Mensah. Keep the dog away. If you’re afraid your dog will bite whoever’s at the door, keep the dog in another room and close the door, says Saunders. “You can’t really hold them by the collar while you try to sign for something and take the package.
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Vicious Dog Corners, Bites Teen

The FCHD needs to speak with the owner of the dog so that the female bite victim may avoid receiving unnecessary post-exposure rabies vaccinations. Officials say the dog was a medium-size, deaf female, white Boxer type dog with dark spots on its skin. The dog was brought to the dog park by a white female, who also had a large brown Shepherd mix with her, who was not involved int he altercation. Anyone who has information about the owner’s identity is asked to call (301)-600-1717 or (301)-600-1544. The second incident happened a day later on Feb. 20 around 5:45 p.m. on Yellow Springs Road in front of a local Food Lion in Frederick. Officials say a man was bitten by a leashed, unidentified dog. The FCHD needs to also speak with this dog owner, so the male bite victim mayavoid receiving unnecessary post-exposure rabies vaccinations. The leashed dog is described as a large black lab, or pit bull terrier, and was being walked by a white male in his 50′s about 5’7″ with medium build and some gray hair. Again, anyone with information is asked to call FCHD (301)-600-1717 or FCAC (301)-600-1544. Human cases of rabies are fatal if untreated. If you or someone in your family is bitten or scratched by a dog or cat, you’re asked to call FCAC. Copyright 2014 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.
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Dogs Put $489M Bite on Home Insurance Industry

A quarantine order is carried out through Peel Public Health to control rabies on human bites not for dog-on-dog or domestic animal bites. Following the quarantine orders in 2013 which involved more than 30 different breeds that year only eight canines were euthanized while two were adopted, two returned home and two are still impounded at Animal Services. One of the most notable quarantine orders from 2013 in the city took place on Oct. 26 when two cane corso dogs escaped through a backyard gate that was left open and attacked and killed a chihuahua/pomeranian mix on Greenbelt Cres. in Lisgar. During the attack, the small dog’s owner, Monica Guisao, was bitten while trying to protect her dog. John Murray and Mercedes Jones, owners of the two large dogs, were not home during the incident but, following an investigation, the dogs were placed on a 10-day quarantine and the pair were charged under the Dog Owners’ Liability Act. On Nov. 22, the two large dogs were seized by Animal Control after a neighbour, Carol Jasmins, alleged she was bitten on the elbow by one of the dogs outside of her Greenbelt Cres. home on Nov.
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Prevent yourself from dog bite

Olufemi Oboye

The dog bit 14-year-old Alen Velic. A witness, 44-year-old Michelle Bennett, was driving by and saw the incident. She exited her vehicle, grabbed a rake and held off the dog so the other kids could find safety in a fenced in yard. Robinson School Resource Officer Willie Lucas was the first on scene and found the group of people behind the fence. The officer exited his car and the dog charged the officer, who was forced to shoot the dog. Hillsborough County Animal Services arrived on scene and took the dog. The two people attacked were taken to the hospital with non life threatening injuries.
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Revisiting the dog bite liability voting session

Bobby Zirkin

Toddlers. Next, the elderly; and coming in third–you guessed it–postal carriers. “Dog bites are the ninth leading cause of unintentional nonfatal injury to children ages 5-9,” Kathy Voigt, president of Prevent The Bite , tells ABC News. “More than 2 million children are bitten by dogs every year, and most bites are from their own dog or a dog they know well. The majority of bites to smaller children are in their face and head.” The scenario that keeps Emily Patterson, animal welfare scientist for the American Veterinary Medical Association , awake at night, she says, is a very young child left alone with the family dog. Children are easy to injure, she notes. They tend to do “surprising things.” And dogs, she noteseven the nicest and most loving onesdo not always respond well to surprises. Somebody pulls your tail while you’re asleep? You bite.
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dog bites

Sears February 21, 2014 The Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee Thursday voted 10-1 to approve an unamended version of Senate Bill 247, the bill sponsored by Sen. Brian E. Frosh that would set standards for liability for injuries or death caused by dog bites. Sen. Bobby Zirkin asks questions about dog bite legislation during a Feb. 6, 2014 Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee hearing. (The Daily Record/Bryan P. site web Sears) Despite the Senate changing its rules on live-streaming voting sessions, the committee opted to hold its debate offline.
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Mississauga sees spike in dog bites

Let it sniff your hand before you pet him. Small children should never be left unsupervised with a pet. They should be taught to always ask for permission from the owner of the pet before they pet a dog; and they should never approach a barking, growling or scared dog. You should also teach them to realise that the fact that they can play with their own pets does not mean they can do so with any other pet they see. As the adage goes, let sleeping dogs lie. Do not approach a sleeping dog suddenly, even if it your own; because the dog will wake up suddenly and may bite out of fear. Respect a dogs space. Keep your hands away from a dogs fence or kennel. Dogs are territorial and they consider their living areas as their personal property and may growl or bite to protect it. Be cautious around a nursing bitch, even if you are the owner, because she will be naturally protective of her pups and she may bite you.
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