Dog Bites Archive | Goodwin & Scieszka

Recently, a couple from San Antonio, Texas was convicted after a dog they owned viciously mauled their 73-year-old neighbor Doris Mixon Smith. Alphonso McCloud was sentenced to four years in prison and his wife, Stanyelle Miles-McCloud was sentenced to ten years of probation. On March 6, 2017 Mixon Smith had been gardening in her front

In a surprise decision, the jury hearing the case of Justin Smith, a dog owner in Cass County, Michigan whose dog was accused of mauling two young children and their grandmother, was found not guilty. After a three-day trial, the six-person jury unanimously found that Smith’s dog was not involved in the attack. Smith had

Dogs are one of the most common types of pets in America. In 2012, the American Veterinary Medical Foundation reported that 36.5% of American households owned a dog. That means over 43 million homes owned at least one dog. With so many dogs around, it comes as no surprise that lots of people are bitten

Every year, about 4.5 million people in the United States are bitten by dogs. While anyone can potentially become the victim of a dog bite, some groups of people are more vulnerable than others. Children, for example, have the highest rate of dog bites, but for other groups of people, the risk of dog bites

It’s no secret that dogs are one of the most popular types of pets. According to a 2015-2016 survey by the American Pet Products Association, about 54.4 million households in the United States own at least one dog. Most people who own dogs consider them to be a part of the family, so they don’t

Many dog owners consider their dogs to be part of the family, but it’s very important to remember that dogs are still animals and as such, they might not always behave the way you want them to. No dog owner ever wants to think that their beloved pet would ever hurt someone, but the simple

Dog owners are very protective of their pets and don’t want anything bad to ever happen to them — or think that their beloved dog could ever hurt someone. By far, one of the best ways to protect your dog is to keep it contained. Dog bite laws vary from state to state. Some states

A dog can be an absolutely delightful addition to your family. But as a dog owner, you’re responsible for making sure your dog doesn’t injure anyone or damage another person’s property. Nobody ever wants to think that their dog could bite and seriously hurt someone, but the reality is that all dogs can potentially bite.

Dog bites can easily happen to anyone, no matter how old they are. Dogs don’t specifically single out any one particular type of person to bite, but statistically speaking, children are at the highest risk of being bitten by a dog. Over 800,000 people seek medical attention for dog bites every year and it’s estimated

No dog owner ever wants to believe that their beloved pet could ever hurt anyone, but the sheer number of dog bites that occur in America every year suggests otherwise.  According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), over 4 million people in the United States are bitten by dogs every year, with children being