Most estimates indicate that at least 70 million dogs live with companion owners or families in the United States. Dogs are a central component of our culture, and few if any countries in the world love their canine friends as much as we do. If you walk down the street of any neighborhood, you are likely to see dogs of several different breeds, colors and sizes and you are likely to see most if not all of them looking as though they are clean and extremely well fed. That’s just how important dogs are in the lives of Americans.
Unfortunately, if you walk down just about any street in any neighborhood, you are also likely to encounter dogs that are poorly trained and/or poorly secured. This obviously presents a danger to anyone who happens to be in the area. While dogs are guardians for their owners against trespassers and the like, too many people who are doing nothing wrong wind up being badly injured or worse because of dog bite attacks. These attacks have risen in number in recent years, and perhaps more awareness with regards to this problem could prompt more people to do something about it.
Below are 10 troubling facts regarding dog bite attacks in the United States. This information was provided by the American Humane Association.
Obviously, these are troubling statistics, and they should motivate dog owners to consider the following if they haven’t already:
These steps will not prevent all dog attacks, but if every owner did these things the number of dog bite attacks would almost certainly come down. If you or someone you love has been injured in this type of an incident, contact the Las Vegas injury lawyers at the Sam Harding Law Firm to schedule a free initial consultation.