Dogs are the favorite pets of people because they are so endearing. After a long day’s work, coming with your dog eagerly waiting for you is one great stress reliever. Pets can also be one’s lifesaver. There are lots of cases where dogs take care and protect their masters from those who have ill intentions against them. However, in rare occasions, dogs can cause people harm.
Dogs are very much territorial. Whenever they feel threatened, they would go and try to protect themselves the best way they can. Sometimes, dogs pick up signals which they mistake as threats. During these times, dogs can attack people and the results of the attack could be fatal.
When good dogs go bad
Not too long ago, a 15-year-old girl was attacked by a pit bull while she was just walking her own dog around the neighborhood. While they were walking, one loose pit bull went after the other dog. The dog’s owner received the wrath of the pit bull after she went to save her dog from the bigger, more powerful pit bull. The rowdy dog bit the child’s arms as well as her right ear. The poor little dog on the other hand got a fang puncture on her left eye, probably making her blind. Thankfully, one neighbor with a shovel intervened and hit the pit bull. If not for the said intervention, the injuries on the child and the dog could have been worse.
Not long after, paramedics came and treated the victim at the scene before sending her to the nearest hospital for treatment. Animal Control then picked up the loose pit bull and kept him. According to the investigation done by the police, the dog escaped from his yard. Owners of the dog did not have the documents, saying that the dog was unlicensed and not vaccinated.
Responsible pet ownership
Owning a pet is not just about feeding them to giving them a bath. For one, you should make sure that they are in a very safe location. A place where people can’t just get close to them that could potentially cause harm to the dog or the people around them. According to some of the top personal injury lawyers in California, whatever harm their pets cause others will be the responsibility of the owner. The victim may file a complaint against you and you will eventually have to pay for damages caused by your pet’s misbehavior.
A pet deserves all the love and attention that their owners can give. All in all, one must treat their pets as they would their own children. Give them the love and care and you can expect them to love you back and give you years of happiness together.