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The owners of two dogs who mauled a Lapeer County man to death in July 2014 have been sentenced to nearly 5 years in prison for owning dogs they knew to be dangerous and failing to properly restrain them. 46-year-old Craig Sytsma of Livonia was jogging in Metamora Township on July 23, 2014 when he

Steven Constantine, who was viciously attacked by a pack of dogs in October 2014, has been awarded $100 million in a civil lawsuit against the Derick Felton, the owner of the dogs. With such a large amount of money being awarded, it’s not known how much money Constantine will actually collect, but the judgment has

“Don’t worry, my dog doesn’t bite!” These are the words dog bite victims often hear right before they are bitten. Of course, dog owners love their dogs and don’t want to believe their dogs would ever hurt another person, but simply put, dogs do bite. 4.5 million people every year become the victims of dog

Sebastiano Quagliata and Valbona Lucaj, the couple who owned two cane corso dogs who mauled a jogger to death on July 23, 2014, have each entered a no contest plea to manslaughter charges for owning a dangerous dog causing death. The couple had been facing second degree murder charges, but those charges were dropped as

61-year-old Derrick Felton, the owner of a pack of vicious dogs who nearly killed a Detroit man in early October has been arrested in connection to the incident. Felton is being charged with three counts of harboring a vicious animal causing injury, which could mean up to four years in jail for each count. Shortly

Why Do Dogs Bite?

Friday, 06 February 2015 by

Nobody wants to have a dog that bites, but if you want to teach your dog not to bite, it’s important to first understand some of the reasons why dogs bite. There isn’t one singular reason why dogs bite, there are several factors that can contribute to them. Territorial or Protective Behavior Dogs can be

Dog bites represent 90% of all reported animal bites in the U.S.  At least 4.5 million dog bites happen in the United States every year and more than 30,000 of those victims are bitten so severely they require reconstructive surgery. When you’re bitten by a dog, it often happens so suddenly and unexpectedly, it can

If you’ve ever been bitten by a dog, it’s completely understandable that you might not feel very comfortable being around dogs. But since dogs are an incredibly common type of household pet, completely avoiding them might be difficult, if not impossible. You might find yourself missing out on visiting friends or relatives or going to

The Facts About Dog Bites

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 by

Dog bites are an incredibly common occurrence. 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs every year in the United States. This breaks down to a person being bitten by a dog every 75 seconds and over 1,000 people are sent to the emergency room every day as a result. In 2012, 27,000 people underwent reconstructive

For many pet owners, their pets are just like members of the family. They love their animal companions very, very dearly and they don’t want to think they would ever hurt anyone. But as much as we love our pets, even the most well behaved pets are still animals and are therefore prone to behaving