Dog Bites Archive | Goodwin & Scieszka

It’s no secret that dogs are one of the most popular kinds of pets in America. According to the Insurance Information Institute, 89.7 million dogs are owned in the United States. WIth so many dogs around, it’s no wonder that dog bites are an extremely common type of injury. Every year, over 4.5 million people

Dogs need to be able to exercise and play if they’re going to stay happy and healthy. Taking your dog to the local dog park might seem like an ideal way to help your dog play, have fun, and make friends with other dogs. But dogs are dogs and with all the activity at a

When you own a dog, taking it out for regular walks is an important part of making sure your pet gets the exercise and mental stimulation it needs to stay happy and healthy. Walking your dog also helps socialize it so that it better understands how to appropriately handle new people, other dogs, and new

In a recent 22-13 vote, the Michigan Senate has approved a bill banning breed-specific dog regulations. This bill, Senate Bill 741, states that local governments are not allowed to enact or enforce ordinances, policies, resolutions, or rules that regulate dogs based on its breed or perceived breed. However, this bill still allows local governments which

Not all states have the same laws regarding dog bites. Generally speaking, dog bite laws around the country tend to fall into two main categories: strict liability and “one bite.” But what’s the difference between these types of laws? Strict Liability Dog Bite Laws Strict liability dog bite laws are the most common type of

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