Royal Mail Bans Delivery On Whole Street After Winston The Dog Bites Postman

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Prevent yourself from dog bite

Olufemi Oboye

‘In the meantime, affected customers can collect their mail from Blackburn Delivery Office on the production of photo ID.’ A spokesman from Lancashire Police said: ‘The dog was on a lead at the time but the lead was held by a child, who was not strong enough to hold on to the animal. ‘The postman suffered a wound to his arm and was taken to hospital to be checked over. ‘The matter was passed on to the neighbourhood policing team who visited the dog’s owner on a joint visit with RSPCA who gave the owner a voucher to have the dog neutered and take it to dog training classes. ‘The dog was not a banned breed or classed as a dangerous dog.’ Housebound: Winston sits next to the window in his owner’s home Resident Clive Fisher said he had been waiting for a letter from Royal Blackburn Hospital oncology unit after being referred by his GP because he was showing signs of cancer. The 69-year-old said: ‘An appointment letter was left undelivered at the sorting office for days. ‘There’s only a short period of time to treat disorders like this and I know that there’s a lot of people that live on this road that do have illnesses or disabilities.’ ‘I’m disabled but I’m lucky that I have a car. A lot of my neighbours don’t or are unable to drive.’ Another resident said: ‘Why can’t they just stop delivering to the house that has the dog?
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Senate amends dog bite bill

HAIR TO RISKS OF A PIT BULL THAT COULD DESCRIBE THE DEBATE THAT RAGED ON THE SENATE FLOOR. THE LEGISLATION SEEKS TO OVERTURN A DECISION THAT LABELS PIT BULLS INHERENTLY DANGEROUS. IT PUTS VICTIMS IN A BETTER POSITION THAN THEY ARE TODAY, AND ON TOP OF THAT WE MAKE SURE IT IS THE JURY THAT GETS TO MAKE THE DECISION. LIKES THE BILL APPLIES TO ALL DOGS. AND LEX LANDLORDS OFF THE — IT LETS LANDLORDS OFF THE HOOK. UNDER THE COURT DECISION, THE ONLY BREED OF DOG YOU WOULD HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT WAS A PIT BULL. NOW, UNDER THIS, IT IS ANY DOG. YOU HAVE TO PROVE NEGLIGENCE BY THE LANDLORD. IF THE LANDLORD KNEW ONE OF ITS TENETS HAD A VICIOUS DOG. THE FIRST TWO ATTEMPTS WERE DESCRIBED AS TRAIN WRECKS ENDED IN FAILURE BECAUSE THAT HOUSE AND SENATE COULDN’T COMPROMISE.
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Irony: Royal Mail informed the Worcester Road

“They should be responsible if it’s the first bite or the 20th bite,” Zirkin argued. Zirkin proposed an amendment to establish “strict liability” for dog bites, so that any victim would be entitled to compensation unless he or she was trespassing, the animal was provoked, or there was soem other contributing factor. He said that essentially is what the Senate approved in two prior yerars, only to have it rejected by House members. Delegates favor returning to a “one-bite” standard for all breeds, which prevailed before the court ruling, meaning an owner could avoid liability if there was credible evidence the dog had never done anything like that before. Frosh acknowledged that he had largely shared Zirkin’s view of the issue in prior years, but opted for this measure because he believed it would pass the House. While not perfect, he said, the bill was better than the status quo. To stand pat on what the Senate has passed before would almost certainly be rejected in the House, he warned, leaving the two chambers at loggerheads again. Frosh and Zirkin, both lawyers, sparred over court rulings and legal standards throughout the prolonged debate. Other senators chimed in, some with personal stories about being nipped or scared by others’ dogs. “We’ve gone to the dogs, folks,” Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller quipped at one point.
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Dog Bites Man Dept: David Brooks Misses the Point

Let it sniff your hand before you pet him. Small children should never be left unsupervised with a pet. They should be taught to always ask for permission from the owner of the pet before they pet a dog; and they should never approach a barking, growling or scared dog. You should also teach them to realise that the fact that they can play with their own pets does not mean they can do so with any other pet they see. As the adage goes, let sleeping dogs lie. Do not approach a sleeping dog suddenly, even if it your own; because the dog will wake up suddenly and may bite out of

fear. Respect a dogs space. Keep your hands away from a dogs fence or kennel. Dogs are territorial and they consider their living areas as their personal property and may growl or bite to protect it. Be cautious around a nursing bitch, even if you are the owner, because she will be naturally protective of her pups and she may bite you.
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Senate moves to compromise on dog bites

Towson family has been at center of pit bull controversy

We no longer believe its going to make our lives better or that the better job we might move to look for actually exists. To David, this is an attitude problem. Weve gotten lazy and dont want to move because nobodys guaranteeing us a soft landing when we getwherever were going. And this doesnt faze him: Fifty percent of Americans over 65 believe America stands above all others as the greatest nation on earth. Only 27 percent of Americans ages 18 to 29 believe that. As late as 2003, Americans were more likely than Italians, Brits and Germans to say the free market economy is the best system on which to base the future of the world. By 2010, they were slightly less likely than those Europeans to embrace capitalism. Thirty years ago, a vast majority of Americans identified as members of the middle class. But since 1988, the percentage of Americans who call themselves members of the have-nots has doubled.
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Senate advances legislation on dog bites

Brian E. Frosh and Del. Luiz R.S. Simmons. The compromise would overturn a controversial court ruling on pit bulls while also allowing owners of dogs that cause harm to have their cases heard by juries. After first defeating all amendments proposed to that bill, the Senate reconsidered and passed one, which added a provision to hold owners of dogs running at large liable if their dogs bite. The amendment, proposed by Sen. Robert A.
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Md. Senate Advances Dog Bite Liability Measure

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Lawmakers also came up short in a 2012 special session, which had been called primarily to address gambling expansion in the state. We are giving in to the House of Delegates, Sen. Delores Kelley, D-Baltimore County, said. I think we should do what we know is right. Sen. Robert Zirkin, D-Baltimore County, offered an amendment to keep greater liability on dog owners. He described the measure as written as preserving a one-bite rule that essentially allows a dog to bite someone once without owner responsibility. We can protect the landlords. We can protect the breed neutrality which should be the law and we can protect victims, blameless innocent often children victims, said Zirkin, who litigates dog-bite cases on behalf of plaintiffs.
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Maryland Senate advances dog bite liability measure

Related Balto. Co. seeks to increase animal cruelty fines, alter hearing process Sen. Brian E. Frosh, a Montgomery County Democrat and chairman of the Judicial Proceedcings Committee, presented the latest bill as a “breed-neutral” compromise that he argued would make it easier for bite victims to prove that the offending dog had a history of attacks. The measure also would lift the liability cloud over landlords, he said, by holding them liable only if they knew or should have known a dog on the premises was vicious. But Sen. Robert A. Zirkin, a Baltimore County Democrat, called the measure “immoral” and “wrong,” arguing it would make it easier for pet owners to evade responsbility for medical bills if their dog hadn’t bitten anyone before.
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Dog bite liability debate revisited

Sen. Nathaniel McFadden, Sen. Brian Frosh

The NSF had recorded and shared a video of a dog that was hung from ropes in a toilet cubicle. The NSF, who has not been named, was on Tuesday charged with unauthorised videography and unauthorised disclosure of information to a third party in this case, the Animal Lovers League (ALL), who in turn posted the 21-second clip on its Facebook page. Read our previous report on the case and watch the video here . His father, Simon Spencer, posted publicly on his Facebook page on Tuesday afternoon that the mistreatment of the dogs at the camp started with a warrant officer, who according to him threw a truncheon (a long baton) at the dogs to chase them away, because they had bitten one of the camp’s administrative staff. “However, things got out of hand this time when the lieutenant colonel personally brutally hit an innocent dog in the presence of the NSmen, as a demonstration of ‘how it is done’ in order to ensure that the strays would not dare to approach the army camp in the future,” he wrote. “This was witnessed by my son and eight other NSFs who were threatened to be charged if they did not keep their silence.” Claim of a promise According to Spencer, his son and a senior colleague of his were both charged, the latter because he had allowed the NSF to leave camp and approach the ALL representative that day. The lieutenant colonel, however, according to him, will not be charged because MINDEF said in a statement on Monday evening that there was no dog abuse found. (This) even after they took the statements of my son and the eight other NSFs of Pasir Ris camp who witnessed the lieutenant colonel abuse a dog, wrote Spencer. He then wrote that a representative from MINDEF called the ALL

rescuer up to find out the identity of the NSF who recorded and shared the video with her, promising that it was purely for investigation purposes into the animal abuse, and that no charges would be pressed against Spencers son.
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Prevent yourself from dog bite

Olufemi Oboye

IT SHOULDN’T EXIST. AN AMENDMENT THAT SAYS PETS ARE RISK POSSIBLE FOR THEIR PET OWNERS FAILED. WE CAN PROTECT THE LANDLORD. WE CAN PROTECT THE BREED NEUTRALITY. WE CAN PROTECT THE TUMS. THE SENATE AGREED TO ANOTHER AMENDMENT. BUT THE SENATE WAS IN A FEISTY MOOD. DO YOU WANT TO CONTINUE TO DO BATTLE?
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Dog bite claims fall, except for mail carriers

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Current state law does not require private employers to provide sick leave. February 26, 2014 W.Va. Senate approves $837 teacher raises In a vote of 30-2 Wednesday, the West Virginia Senate approved an $837 pay increase for teachers and a 2 percent increase for school personnel. Sens. Mitch Carmichael, Jackson County, and Brooks McCabe, Kanawha County, voted against the bill and one senator was absent. February 26, 2014 The June primary election ballot for Garrett County will include all Republican and Democrat county commission candidates but only one district for the nonpartisan board of education. February 26, 2014 During the Mineral County Commission meeting on Tuesday, Mary Lou Smith, employee representative with the sheriffs department, and Roger Reall, civil service representative of the sheriffs department, asked the commissioners to consider a pay raise for employees. February 26, 2014 Local snowbird escapes wrath of Florida tornado I must say this is not an article I would have chosen to write, but its not often I get a chance to report such horrifying information like my friend Joan Powers, who I grew up with here in Allegany County, told to me about her experience of surviving the wrath of the tornado that struck when she had no time to look back or get hysterical. February 26, 2014 1 Photo An 18-year-old Bedford County woman was fatally injured in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday on Quaker Valley Road in West Saint Clair Township, Pennsylvania State Police said.
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Senate moves to compromise on dog bites

Towson family has been at center of pit bull controversy

One is, “The check’s in the mail,” and two is, “My dog won’t bite,’ ” says Mark Saunders, USPS spokesman. He adds that it’s almost never the postal service’s fault that you haven’t received your check, and usually the person who owes you just hasn’t sent it yet. Leading the list of dog bite claims were California, coming in first, with 451 claims costing $17.1 million; Illinois at 337 claims costing $9 million at second; and Texas with 236 claims costing $4.3 million at third. Six states on State Farm’s Top 10 states for dog bite claims list had improved from http://thepersonalinjurydirectory.com/ the year before; four Illinois, Texas, Indiana, and Georgia reported more claims. Avoid dog bites: Get sniffed. Always let a dog see and sniff you before petting, says the USPS Consult a trainer. You’re liable for your dog’s behavior, says Worters.
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Senate advances legislation on dog bites

You can help avoid a potentially disastrous confrontation by learning some of the tell-tale signs of canine aggression. These include a tense body, concentrated stare and excessive tongue flicking. You might also notice the dogs ears are pulled back from the head and the tail is stiff. This can mean the dog is feeling threatened. Back away from the dog slowly and avoid turning and running. Dont turn around Those fight or flight instincts can be a little overwhelming if youre confronted with a disgruntled canine. But its best to resist the urge to turn and run from a threatening dog. Thats because, in dog language, youre telling the pooch to chase you and, inevitably, catch you. And you dont want to be caught by a disgruntled dog. Instead, stand still and avoid eye contact until you can safely (and slowly) back away.
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Five ways to avoid dog bites (and what to do when you can’t)

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Nathaniel McFadden and Sen. Brian Frosh debate Senate Bill 247 on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. (The Daily Record/Bryan P. Sears) Sen. Bobby Zirkin led the charge to amend Senate Bill 247 into a bill that would have a stricter liability standard while being breed-neutral and protecting landlords in the wake of a 2012 Court of Appeals decision. But Sen. Brian E. Frosh, sponsor of the bill, managed to narrowly defeat that amendment 23-24.
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MINDEF insists Pasir Ris camp stray dogs were ‘unpredictable’ and a ‘persistent danger’

Instead, contact a professional. A dog should be kept on a leash when it is out in a public place. However, if you see a dog wandering loose without the owner, do not attempt to run away, and do not make loud noises. Instead, stand very still like a tree and cross your arms over your chest as if you are giving yourself a big hug. (This shape looks like the trunk of a tree). You may also need to look away from the dog because dogs sometimes think that direct eye contact is a challenge for power and control. You may also toss an object away from you and away from the dog.
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Dog Bite Claims Fall, Except For Mail Carriers

Dog bite liability debate revisited

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Senate moves to compromise on dog bites

Towson family has been at center of pit bull controversy

The measure also would lift the liability cloud over landlords, he said, by holding them liable only if they knew or should have known a dog on the premises was vicious. But Sen. Robert A. Zirkin, a Baltimore County Democrat, called the measure “immoral” and “wrong,” arguing it would make it easier for pet owners to evade responsbility for medical bills if their dog hadn’t bitten anyone before. “They should be responsible if it’s the first bite or the 20th bite,” Zirkin argued. Zirkin proposed an amendment to establish “strict liability” for dog bites, so that any victim would be entitled to compensation unless he or she was trespassing, the animal was provoked, or there was soem other contributing factor. http://www.socallawsupport.com/ He said that essentially is what the Senate approved in two prior yerars, only to have it rejected by House members. Delegates favor returning to a “one-bite” standard for all breeds, which prevailed before the court ruling, meaning an owner could avoid liability if there was credible evidence the dog had never done anything like that before. Frosh acknowledged that he had largely shared Zirkin’s view of the issue in prior years, but opted for this measure because he believed it would pass the House.
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MINDEF insists Pasir Ris camp stray dogs were ‘unpredictable’ and a ‘persistent danger’

The Legislature failed to pass a bill addressing the court ruling last year. Lawmakers also came up short in a 2012 special session, which had been called primarily to address gambling expansion in the state. We are giving in to the House of Delegates, Sen. Delores Kelley, D-Baltimore County, said. I think we should do what we know is right. Sen. Robert Zirkin, D-Baltimore County, offered an amendment to keep greater liability on dog owners. He described the measure as written as preserving a one-bite rule that essentially allows a dog to bite someone once without owner responsibility. We can protect the landlords. We can protect the breed neutrality which should be the law and we can protect victims, blameless innocent often children victims, said Zirkin, who litigates dog-bite cases on behalf of plaintiffs.
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Sears February 26, 2014 Todays debate on dog bite liability was an intense, passionate discussion about public policy, personal injury compensation, court decisions and peoples pets. Sen. Nathaniel McFadden and Sen. Brian Frosh debate Senate Bill 247 on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. (The Daily Record/Bryan P. Sears) Sen. Bobby Zirkin led the charge to amend Senate Bill 247 into a bill that would have a stricter liability standard while being breed-neutral and protecting landlords in the wake of a 2012 Court of Appeals decision. But Sen. Brian E.
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Dog bite victim hopes to avoid rabies shots

No matter the size or breed, my daughter wants to pet every dog we come across. I never thought twice about this until one day when she got bit. It happened when we stopped to say hello to a small breed dog that was unfamiliar to us. Charlotte was eager to pet the dog, so we followed proper dog safety protocol and asked the owner’s permission. Related News/Archive Pet trainer has never met a bad dog More than a Year ago Teach children to be safe from dog bites More than a Year ago He said it would be fine, but I noticed the dog backed away, seeming tentative and nervous. Observing the dog’s behavior made me change my mind about petting the dog, but before I could tell Charlotte not to stick her hand out, the dog jumped up and bit her on the thumb. She screamed and cried, but not just from the bite. She told me she was just trying to be nice to the dog and she couldn’t understand why a dog would bite her for no reason. It seemed that this dog had hurt her feelings as well.
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Take the bite out of dogs by being vigilant

The NSF had recorded and shared a video of a dog that was hung from ropes in a toilet cubicle. The NSF, who has not been named, was on Tuesday charged with unauthorised videography and unauthorised disclosure of information to a third party in this case, the Animal Lovers League (ALL), who in turn posted the 21-second clip on its Facebook page. Read our previous report on the case and watch the video here . His father, Simon Spencer, posted publicly on his Facebook page on Tuesday afternoon that the mistreatment of the dogs at the camp started with a warrant officer, who according to him threw a truncheon (a long baton) at the dogs to chase them away, because they had bitten one of the camp’s administrative staff. “However, things got out of hand this time when the lieutenant colonel personally brutally hit an innocent dog in the presence of the NSmen, as a demonstration of ‘how it is done’ in order to ensure that the strays would not dare to approach the army camp in the future,” he wrote. “This was witnessed by my son and eight other NSFs who were threatened to be charged if they did not keep their silence.” Claim of a promise According to Spencer, his son and a senior colleague of his were both charged, the latter because he had allowed the NSF to leave camp and approach the ALL representative that day. The lieutenant colonel, however, according to him, will not be charged because MINDEF said in a statement on Monday evening that there was no dog abuse found.
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Md. Senate advances dog bite liability measure

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Side effects: bleeding between periods, headache, weight gain, nervousness, abdominal discomfort, loss of bone density. (William Rafti of the William Rafti Institute, via Wikipedia Commons) FREDERICK, Md. – Authorities in Frederick County are looking for the owner of a dog that bit a woman in a local park. According to a release from the Frederick County Health Department (FCHD), a medium size white boxer with dark spots bit a woman around 2:30 p.m. on February 19 in Ballenger Creek Dog Park. The FCHD needs to speak to the owner of the dog so the bite victim can avoid unnecessary rabies shots. The owner is described as a white woman who also had a large brown Sheperd-mix dog with her. Anyone with information about the owners identity is asked to call the FCHD at 301-600-1717 or Frederick County Animal Control at 301-600-1544. Rabies is a viral disease that infects mammals (warm-blooded animals who nurse their young) and is spread by the saliva of the infected animal. Human cases of rabies are fatal if untreated. Symptoms of rabies in animals can include fear of water, limping, salivating, unusually friendly or aggressive behavior, or other atypical behaviors such as nocturnal animals emerging during the daytime.
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Dog Bite Victim Hopes To Avoid Rabies Shots

Dog bite claims fall, except for mail carriers

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– Authorities in Frederick County are looking for the owner of a dog that bit a woman in a local park. According to a release from the Frederick County Health Department (FCHD), a medium size white boxer with dark spots bit a woman around 2:30 p.m. on February 19 in Ballenger Creek Dog Park. The FCHD needs to speak to the owner of the dog so the bite victim can avoid unnecessary rabies shots. The owner is described as a white woman who also had a large brown Sheperd-mix dog with her. Anyone with information about the owners identity is asked to call the FCHD at 301-600-1717 or Frederick County Animal Control at 301-600-1544. Rabies is a viral disease that infects mammals (warm-blooded animals who nurse their young) and is spread by the saliva of the infected animal. Human cases of rabies are fatal if untreated. Symptoms of rabies in animals can include fear of water, limping, salivating, unusually friendly or aggressive behavior, or other atypical behaviors such as nocturnal animals emerging during the daytime.
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EDT May 16, 2013 Dog bite claims were down by 2.1% in 2012 from 2011, State Farm reports (Photo: Thinkstock) Dog bite claims were down by 2.1% in 2012 from 2011, State Farm reports The U.S. Postal Service reported 5,879 bites last year, 274 more than in 2011 California is the top state in claims SHARE 114 CONNECT 38 TWEET 4 COMMENTEMAILMORE Last year, dogs were slightly less bitey, but they made an exception for mail carriers. Who’s a good

dog? The ones responsible for the 2.1% decrease in insurance claims for dog bites in 2012 are good dogs, says a report released Wednesday by State Farm, which covers dog bites under renters and homeowners insurance policies. But the insurer still cited 3,670 dog bite claims, costing an average of $29,522 for everything from stitches and shots to lawsuits and reconstructive surgery. Fido’s lenience was not extended to the U.S. Postal Service, which reported 5,879 bites and attacks last year, 274 more than in 2011.
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Prevent yourself from dog bite

Olufemi Oboye

MINDEF shared these comments in a post on its Facebook page, seemingly in response to an earlier Facebook post by the father of a full-time national serviceman at the camp. The NSF had recorded and shared a video of a dog that was hung from ropes in a toilet cubicle. The NSF, who has not been named, was on Tuesday charged with unauthorised videography and unauthorised disclosure of information to a third party in this case, the Animal Lovers League (ALL), who in turn posted the 21-second clip on its Facebook page. Read our previous report on the case and watch the video here . His father, Simon Spencer, posted publicly on his Facebook page on Tuesday afternoon that the mistreatment of the dogs at the camp started with a warrant officer, who according to him threw a truncheon (a long baton) at the dogs to chase them away, because they had bitten one of the camp’s administrative staff. “However, things got out of hand this time when the lieutenant colonel personally brutally hit an innocent dog in the presence of the NSmen, as a demonstration of ‘how it is done’ in order to ensure that the strays would not dare to approach the army camp in the future,” he wrote. “This was witnessed by my son and eight other NSFs who were threatened to be charged if they did not keep their silence.” Claim of a promise According to Spencer, his son and a senior colleague of his were both charged, the latter because he had allowed the NSF to leave camp and approach the ALL representative that day. The lieutenant colonel, however, according to him, will not be charged because MINDEF said in a statement on Monday evening that there was no dog abuse found.
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MINDEF insists Pasir Ris camp stray dogs were ‘unpredictable’ and a ‘persistent danger’

This could distract the dogs attention towards the object and away from you. This will give you a chance to slowly walk away. Dogs, like humans, also have moods and even mood swings. They reveal this through their body language. The following are signals that the dog is uncomfortable and might feel the need to bite: Tensed body, stiff tail, raised fur along the back line, pulled back head/or ears, furrowed brow, eyes rolled so the whites are visible, yawning, flicking tongue, intense stare, etc. You should always try to put a safe amount of space between you and a dog if you see that it is likely to attack you. Also, never turn your back on a dog that might bite, because a dogs natural instinct will be to chase and catch you.
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Revisiting the dog bite liability voting session

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Brian E. Frosh that would set standards for liability for injuries or death caused by dog bites. Sen. Bobby Zirkin asks questions about dog bite legislation during a Feb. 6, 2014 Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee hearing. (The Daily Record/Bryan P. Sears) Despite the Senate changing its rules on live-streaming voting sessions, the committee opted to hold its debate offline.
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Dog Bite Claims Fall, Except For Mail Carriers

Suspect kicks police dog during arrest, dog bites back

Don’t run way. “Dogs naturally love to chase after things and catch things like balls or Frisbees, so you don’t want to give them a reason to get excited and start chasing you,” says State Farm Agent Tawana Mensah. Keep the dog away. If you’re afraid your dog will bite whoever’s at the door, keep the dog in another room and close the door, says Saunders. “You can’t really hold them by the collar while you try to sign for something and take the package. We have a lot of incidents occur that way.” Be a tree or a rock. If a scary dog approaches, “Don’t move, don’t make noise.
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When The Dog Bites

“Comparatively, the human bites decreased and the number of domestic animal bites increased, but I’d be speculating as to say why,” said Mickey Frost, director of enforcement division for the City of Mississauga. “We don’t have any factual data to support why that is the case.” Frost said that the number of bites only reflect what is reported to Animal Control. “Prior to 2011, our system didn’t allow us the capability to track between human or dog bites,” added Frost, citing 186 total dog bites on both animals and humans in 2007 and 195 in total for the following year. Of the 86 bites reported in 2013, only 14 dogs were seized by Animal Control while the rest were quarantined at the owner’s home. A quarantine order is carried out through Peel Public Health to control rabies on human bites not for dog-on-dog or domestic animal bites. Following the quarantine orders in 2013 which involved more than 30 different breeds that year only eight canines were euthanized while two were adopted, two returned home and two are still impounded at Animal Services. One of the most notable quarantine orders from 2013 in the city took place on Oct.
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MINDEF insists Pasir Ris camp stray dogs were ‘unpredictable’ and a ‘persistent danger’

The FCHD needs to speak with the owner of the dog so that the female bite victim may avoid receiving unnecessary post-exposure rabies vaccinations. Officials say the dog was a medium-size, deaf female, white Boxer type dog with dark spots on its skin. The dog was brought to the dog park by a white female, who also had a large brown Shepherd mix with her, who was not involved int he altercation. Anyone who has information about the owner’s identity is asked to call (301)-600-1717 or (301)-600-1544. The second incident happened a day later on Feb. 20 around 5:45 p.m. on Yellow Springs Road in front of a local Food Lion in Frederick. Officials say a man was bitten by a leashed, unidentified dog. The FCHD needs to also speak with this dog owner, so the male bite victim mayavoid receiving unnecessary post-exposure rabies vaccinations. The leashed dog is described as a large black lab, or pit bull terrier, and was being walked by a white male in his 50′s about 5’7″ with medium build and some gray hair.
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Dog bite victim hopes to avoid rabies shots

Use a soft, soothing tone of voice. Loud, angry-sounding words and screaming only spur on the dog. Keep your arms to your side, with your fingers curled in so the dog can’t bite them. If he bites you, DO NOT PULL AWAY. This only spurs the dog on. Remain calm. Try to ram a stick, broom handle, etc down the dog’s throat to make him gag and let you go. Don’t hit the dog. Again, that just makes the situation worse. If you are on the ground, curl into a fetal position.
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Dogs Put $489M Bite on Home Insurance Industry

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(William Rafti of the William Rafti Institute, via Wikipedia Commons) FREDERICK, Md. – Authorities in Frederick County are looking for the owner of a dog that bit a woman in a local park. According to a release from the Frederick County Health Department (FCHD), a medium size white boxer with dark spots bit a woman around 2:30 p.m. on February 19 in Ballenger Creek Dog Park. The FCHD needs to speak to the owner of the dog so the bite victim can avoid unnecessary rabies shots. The owner is described as a white woman who also had a large brown Sheperd-mix dog with her. Anyone with information about the owners identity is asked to call the FCHD at 301-600-1717 or Frederick County Animal Control at 301-600-1544. Rabies is a viral disease that infects mammals (warm-blooded animals who nurse their young) and is spread by the saliva of the infected animal. Human cases of rabies are fatal if untreated. Symptoms of rabies in animals can include fear of water, limping, salivating, unusually friendly or aggressive behavior, or other atypical behaviors such as nocturnal animals emerging during the daytime. Copyright 2014 Scripps Media, Inc.
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Revisiting the dog bite liability voting session

Bobby Zirkin

“More than 2 million children are bitten by dogs every year, and most bites are from their own dog or a dog they know well. The majority of bites to smaller children are in their face and head.” The scenario that keeps Emily Patterson, animal welfare scientist for the American Veterinary Medical Association , awake at night, she says, is a very young child left alone with the family dog. Children are easy to injure, she notes. They tend to do “surprising things.” And dogs, she noteseven the nicest and most loving onesdo not always respond well to surprises. Somebody pulls your tail while you’re asleep? You bite. The Insurance Information Institute says the most expensive claims are ones involving young children disfigured by a bite: Your neighbor’s child comes over to your house to play, is bitten, and needs reconstructive surgery. Though the number of bite claims has not changed much in the past 10 years, costs have risen because medical care costs more. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there were close to 27,800 reconstructive procedures, including ones for children, to repair dog bites in 2012.
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EXCLUSIVE: Bite-happy white dog Bolt is the scourge of Chelsea apartment building, frightened tenants say

Bolt, a white-haired mixed breed dog, is causing a lot of trouble in a Chelsea building, and the health department is weighing the best course of action for the biter.

(AP) – A Port Angeles police official says a city officer suffered a minor injury and his police dog was kicked in the head as they arrested a motorcycle theft suspect in the foothills of the Olympic Mountains. The Peninsula Daily News reports that Deputy Chief Brian Smith says Officer Lucas Degand suffered a minor hand cut while K-9 Bogey appeared unhurt. The arrested man was treated for dog bites before being booked into jail Sunday night. The newspaper says 31-year-old Joshua Tinker of Spokane made a preliminary appearance Monday in Clallam County Superior Court. He was held on $10,000 bail for investigation of felony eluding, taking a motor vehicle without permission, driving without a license and DUI. The motorcycle was recovered by the Washington State Patrol and returned to its owner.
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Officials Investigate Dog Bites to Two People

His father, Simon Spencer, posted publicly http://attorney-in-rancho-cucamonga.com/more-information/personal-injury/ on his Facebook page on Tuesday afternoon that the mistreatment of the dogs at the camp started with a warrant officer, who according to him threw a truncheon (a long baton) at the dogs to chase them away, because they had bitten one of the camp’s administrative staff. “However, things got out of hand this time when the lieutenant colonel personally brutally hit an innocent dog in the presence of the NSmen, as a demonstration of ‘how it is done’ in order to ensure that the strays would not dare to approach the army camp in the future,” he wrote. “This was witnessed by my son and eight other NSFs who were threatened to be charged if they did not keep their silence.” Claim of a promise According to Spencer, his son and a senior colleague of his were both charged, the latter because he had allowed the NSF to leave camp and approach the ALL representative that day. The lieutenant colonel, however, according to him, will not be charged because MINDEF said in a statement on Monday evening that there was no dog abuse found. (This) even after they took the statements of my son and the eight other NSFs of Pasir Ris camp who witnessed the lieutenant colonel abuse a dog, wrote Spencer. He then wrote that a representative from MINDEF called the ALL rescuer up to find out the identity of the NSF who recorded and shared the video with her, promising that it was purely for investigation purposes into the animal abuse, and that no charges would be pressed against Spencers son. It is clear that MINDEF did not keep their word, he went on, saying that there was no honour in the way this situation was handled by the ministry. It is only our word against theirs with regards to the empty promise that was made. Aggressive dogs? In MINDEFs statement on Monday night on Facebook, it said the allegations of dog abuse were unfounded, with the AVA saying there was no dog abuse committed.
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TO WIN HEARTS OF PEOPLE, OPERATION SADHBHAWNA NOW EYES ON DOG BITE VICTIMS!

RELATED: COP SHOOTS DOG IN HARLEM AFTER IT BITES FELLOW OFFICER Kalish, 60, said the Cujo of Chelsea tore a totebag from his hand during a dreadful December elevator ride. The dog started barking at me, the freelance radio reporter recounted. I was in one corner of the elevator, and as far away as I could be. Bolt, a white-haired mixed breed dog, is causing a lot of trouble in a Chelsea building, and the health department is weighing the best course of action for the biter. The white-haired mixed breeds other targets reportedly include passersby on the street, building guests and roiled residents. The building superintendent claims he was left bleeding by an October attack in the apartment of the dog owner, Dr. Amy Bleyer, and a woman walking past just 12 days ago felt the snap of the unmuzzled Bolts incisors. A mother and daughter living in the building were nipped three times combined, according to neighbors. Every time I use the stairs, the dog is barking like he wants to break the door, said building super Adis Saletovic, whose arm was pierced by the pooch. RELATED: PIT BULL MAULS CHICAGO CHILDREN, NEIGHBORS STILL WAITING FOR APOLOGY Marcus Santos/New York Daily News Adis Saletovicm, the super at the W. 27th St.
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dog bites

Dogs usually display food aggression. They can show severe signs of aggression when you come close to their food or treat. This is just a natural instinct to protect its meal. However, you will also need to train your puppy to allow you to touch or retrieve its food bowl while it is eating. It is good you teach your pet this as early as possible because the older it grows, the more difficult it will become to pass this message across. This implies that you can easily get bitten by your dog if you mistakenly get close to its treat or meals. This is a bad habit that should be knocked off. The reason why this is important is that in the future, if you mistakenly feed a wrong meal or you see your dog eating something that is detrimental to its health, it will be difficult to retrieve it without being bitten. We also need to realise that preventing dog bites is more than just the responsibility of the dogs owner. If you do not even own dogs, it is also your responsibility to practice safe behaviour when you are around unfamiliar dogs.
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Prevent yourself from dog bite

Olufemi Oboye

Brian E. Frosh that would set standards for liability for injuries or death caused by dog bites. Sen. Bobby Zirkin asks questions about dog bite legislation during a Feb. 6, 2014 Senate Judicial Proceedings

Committee hearing. (The Daily Record/Bryan P. Sears) Despite the Senate changing its rules on live-streaming voting sessions, the committee opted to hold its debate offline.
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Mississauga sees spike in dog bites

Dog Bite Can Kill. Act Fast. Act Smart. Visit the Dog Bite Treatment Center Immediately, reads the message on the life-size hoardings erected by Army in areas like Rangreth in south City. The hoarding with image of larger-than-life ferocious dog ships with helpline number 9419044550 and email: deaddictioncentrecanttsri@gmail.com . THE HELPLINE The helpline responds instantly. This reporter pretending to be a bite victim phoned the helpline. Yes Army is providing free anti-rabies immunization You can come to our MI room at Rangreth camp or (any other nearby Army camp) elsewhere here, the helpline man responded. Asked that it was difficult for civilians to enter Army camp, he said: No.
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Cat Bites Deemed More Dangerous Than Dog Bites

Officials Investigate Dog Bites to Two People

“The dogs’ teeth are blunter, so they don’t tend to penetrate as deeply and they tend to leave a larger wound after they bite,” said senior author Brian Carlsen, M.D., a Mayo Clinic plastic surgeon and orthopedic hand surgeon. “The cats’ teeth are sharp and they can penetrate very deeply, they can seed bacteria in the joint and tendon sheaths.” What’s more, the scientists point out, it really doesn’t take a gaping wound to cause much damage. Just a small, pinprick of a bite, Carlsen notes, can lead to infection from bacteria being injected into a tendon sheath or into a joint where it can grow and flourish with relative protection from the blood and the human body’s immune system. In fact, bacteria from a cat bite can include a common animal bacteria strain that is hard to treat in humans, because it is difficult to fight off with antibiotics, Huffman wrote. The study was published in the February issue of the Journal of Hand Surgery. According to researchers, cat bites can often land the victim in the hospital. And when they do, such patients must often have wounds surgically cleaned and flushed out, as well as infected tissue removed — a procedure that is called “debridement.” In the Mayo Clinic study , eight of 193 patients required more than one operation; some even needed reconstructive surgery. Reconstructive surgery According to MinnPost, the clinic undertook the study to see if they could find any new risk factors that might help predict which patients who come in for treatment of a cat bite to the hand would eventually have to be admitted to the hospital. Most of what the scientists found, however, only confirmed what they already knew — that such bites are more likely to land a victim in the hospital when they occur over a joint or tendon and are subsequently accompanied by redness, pain and swelling. They said risks increase for people with immune-deficiency disorders, as you might imagine.
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Toddlers. Next, the elderly; and coming in third–you guessed it–postal carriers. “Dog bites are the ninth leading cause of unintentional nonfatal injury to children ages 5-9,” Kathy Voigt, president of Prevent The Bite , tells ABC News. “More than 2 million children are bitten by dogs every year, and most bites are from their own dog or a dog they know well. The majority of bites to smaller children are in their face and head.” The scenario that keeps Emily Patterson, animal welfare scientist for the American Veterinary Medical Association , awake at night, she says, is a very young child left alone with the family dog. Children are easy to injure, she notes. They tend to do “surprising things.” And dogs, she noteseven the nicest and most loving onesdo not always respond well to surprises. Somebody pulls your tail while you’re asleep?
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Suspect kicks police dog during arrest, dog bites back

Most of us don’t really think about getting bitten or attacked by dogs in our daily lives, but it can happen a lot more often, and quicker, than you’d ever think. Part of the problem is that we are led to believe that there are certain types of dogs that are extremely aggressive and vicious (like pit bulls) when, in fact, some of the breeds that are more likely to bite are those you’d never think about, like poodles or terriers. About 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs each year. One million of those need medical attention. About 750,000 children are bitten by dogs each year; in most cases, these bites are from “familiar dogs” — not strays. Approximately 12 people die each year from dog bites All dogs can be provoked to bite. There is really no such thing as a “bad breed.” Most (if not all) dogs can be properly trained and socialized to be gentle and tolerant.
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When The Dog Bites

FREDERICK, Md. – Officials with the Frederick County Health Department are investigating two separate incidents where people were bitten by two different dogs. The first incident happened on Feb. 19 around 2:30 p.m. in Ballenger Creek Dog Park in Frederick. The FCHD needs to speak with the owner of the dog so that the female bite victim may avoid receiving unnecessary post-exposure rabies vaccinations. Officials say the dog was a medium-size, deaf female, white Boxer type dog with dark spots on its skin. The dog was brought to the dog park by a white female, who also had a large brown Shepherd mix with her, who was not involved int he altercation. Anyone who has information about the owner’s identity is asked to call (301)-600-1717 or (301)-600-1544. The second incident happened a day later on Feb. 20 around 5:45 p.m. on Yellow Springs Road in front of a local Food Lion in Frederick.
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MINDEF insists Pasir Ris camp stray dogs were ‘unpredictable’ and a ‘persistent danger’

(AP) – A Port Angeles police official says a city officer suffered a minor injury and his police dog was kicked in the head as they arrested a motorcycle theft suspect in the foothills of the Olympic Mountains. The Peninsula Daily News reports that Deputy Chief Brian Smith says Officer Lucas Degand suffered a minor hand cut while K-9 Bogey appeared unhurt. The arrested man was treated for dog bites before being booked into jail Sunday night. The newspaper says 31-year-old Joshua Tinker of Spokane made a preliminary appearance Monday in Clallam County Superior Court. He was held on $10,000 bail for investigation of felony eluding, taking a motor vehicle without permission, driving without a license and DUI. The motorcycle was recovered by the Washington State Patrol and returned to its owner.
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Dogs Put $489M Bite on Home Insurance Industry

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The NSF, who has not been named, was on Tuesday charged with unauthorised videography and unauthorised disclosure of information to a third party in this case, the Animal Lovers League (ALL), who in turn posted the 21-second clip on its Facebook page. Read our previous report on the case and watch the video here . His father, Simon Spencer, posted publicly on his Facebook page on Tuesday afternoon that the mistreatment of the dogs at the camp started with a warrant officer, who according to him threw a truncheon (a long baton) at the dogs to chase them away, because they had bitten one of the camp’s administrative staff. “However, things got out of hand this time when the lieutenant colonel personally brutally hit an innocent dog in the presence of the NSmen, as a demonstration of ‘how it is done’ in order to ensure that the strays would not dare to approach the army camp in the future,” he wrote. “This was witnessed by my son and eight other NSFs who Personal Injury Attorney were threatened to be charged if they did not keep their silence.” Claim of a promise According to Spencer, his son and a senior colleague of his were both charged, the latter because he had allowed the NSF to leave camp and approach the ALL representative that day. The lieutenant colonel, however, according to him, will not be charged because MINDEF said in a statement on Monday evening that there was no dog abuse found. (This) even after they took the statements of my son and the eight other NSFs of Pasir Ris camp who witnessed the lieutenant colonel abuse a dog, wrote Spencer. He then wrote that a representative from MINDEF called the ALL rescuer up to find out the identity of the NSF who recorded and shared

the video with her, promising that it was purely for investigation purposes into the animal abuse, and that no charges would be pressed against Spencers son.
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Dog Bite Victim Hopes To Avoid Rabies Shots

Revisiting the dog bite liability voting session

Bobby Zirkin

(William Rafti of the William Rafti Institute, via Wikipedia Commons) FREDERICK, Md. – Authorities in Frederick County are looking for the owner of a dog that bit a woman in a local park. According to a release from the Frederick County Health Department (FCHD), a medium size white boxer with dark spots bit a woman around 2:30 p.m. on February 19 in Ballenger Creek Dog Park. The FCHD needs to speak to the owner of the dog so the bite victim can avoid unnecessary rabies shots. The owner is described as a white woman who also had a large brown Sheperd-mix dog with her. Anyone with information about the owners identity is asked to call the FCHD at 301-600-1717 or Frederick County Animal Control at 301-600-1544. Rabies is a viral disease that infects mammals (warm-blooded animals who nurse their young) and is spread by the saliva of the infected animal. Human cases of rabies are fatal if untreated. Symptoms of rabies in animals can include fear of water, limping, salivating, unusually friendly or aggressive behavior, or other atypical behaviors such as nocturnal animals emerging during the daytime. Copyright 2014 Scripps Media, Inc.
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Cat bites deemed more dangerous than dog bites

Sears February 21, 2014 The Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee Thursday voted 10-1 to approve an unamended version of Senate Bill 247, the bill sponsored by Sen. Brian E. Frosh that would set standards for liability for injuries or death caused by dog bites. Sen. Bobby Zirkin asks questions about dog bite legislation during a Feb. 6, 2014 Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee hearing. (The Daily Record/Bryan P. Sears) Despite the Senate changing its rules on live-streaming voting sessions, the committee opted to hold its debate offline.
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Dog bite claims fall, except for mail carriers

dog bites

Instead, stand very still like a tree and cross your arms over your chest as if you are giving yourself a big hug. (This shape looks like the trunk of a tree). You may also need to look away from the dog because dogs sometimes think that direct eye contact is a challenge for power and control. You may also toss an object away from you and away from the dog. This could distract the dogs attention towards the object and away from you. This will give you a chance to slowly walk away. Dogs, like humans, also have moods and even mood swings. They reveal this through their body language. The following are signals that the dog is uncomfortable and might feel the need to bite: Tensed body, stiff tail, raised fur along the back line, pulled back head/or ears, furrowed brow, eyes rolled so the whites are visible, yawning, flicking tongue, intense stare, etc. You should always try to put a safe amount of space between you and a dog if you see that it is likely to attack you.
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Residents of a W. 27th St. building are running scared from Bolt, the chomp-crazy canine accused of biting eight people over the last two years while menacing his owners neighbors. Weve all been made to live in terror, said rattled resident John Kalish. RELATED: COP SHOOTS DOG IN HARLEM AFTER IT BITES FELLOW OFFICER Kalish, 60, said the Cujo of Chelsea tore a totebag from his hand during a dreadful December elevator ride. The dog started barking at me, the freelance radio reporter recounted. I was in one corner of the elevator, and as far away as I could be. Bolt, a white-haired mixed breed dog, is causing a lot of trouble in a Chelsea building, and the health department is weighing the best course of action for the biter. The white-haired mixed breeds other targets reportedly include passersby on the street, building guests and roiled residents. The building superintendent claims he was left bleeding by an October attack in the apartment of the dog owner, Dr.
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When Mr Dog Bites

We’re experiencing a few technical issues. Try again By submitting you agree to our Terms of Service Your Take contributions have not been reviewed for accuracy by USA TODAY. Contributors agree to our Terms of Service and are responsible for the content of their videos and photos. Please report any content that violates the terms. Dog bite claims fall, except for mail carriers By Oliver St. John, USA TODAY 6:53 p.m. EDT May 16, 2013 Dog bite claims were down by 2.1% in 2012 from 2011, State Farm reports (Photo: Thinkstock) Dog bite claims were down by 2.1% in 2012 from 2011, State Farm reports The U.S. Postal Service reported 5,879 bites last year, 274 more than in 2011 California is the top state in claims SHARE 114 CONNECT 38 TWEET 4 COMMENTEMAILMORE Last year, dogs were slightly less bitey, but they made an exception for mail carriers. Who’s a good dog? The ones responsible for the 2.1% decrease in insurance claims for dog bites in 2012 are good dogs, says a report released Wednesday by State Farm, which covers dog bites under renters and homeowners insurance policies.
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Dogs Put $489M Bite on Home Insurance Industry

The number of bite claims last year topped 16,500. Half a billion dollars, though, does not begin to quantify the harm done by bites from Fifi, Rex, Laverne, Princess, Laddie-Boy and Busterin other words, from dogs in toto. Toto, too? Yes, even from Toto. As a U.S. Postal Service slogan in support of National Dog Bite Prevention Week says, “There are 70 million good dogs, but ANY DOG CAN BITE .” And whom do dogs most often bite? Toddlers.
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Prevent yourself from dog bite

Olufemi Oboye

Heyes Pin It (NaturalNews) Getting bit by any domesticated animal is not something that most people want, but a new study has found that

cat bites are far worse than dog bites. That said, the American Humane Society reports that about 4.7 million dog bites occur in the U.S. each year. Fairly common. What are far less common are cat bites, and admittedly, you don’t really hear much about them. Yet, according to scientists at the Mayo Clinic, they can be extremely dangerous. As noted by consumer reporter Mark Huffman over at Consumer Affairs: Their jaws may be tiny compared to a dog’s but their tiny teeth can do real damage, injecting bacteria deep into joints and tissue, perfect breeding grounds for infection. One indication of the danger is the required treatment. A Mayo Clinic study covering three years shows that one in three patients treated for a cat bite had to be admitted to a hospital.
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EXCLUSIVE: Bite-happy white dog Bolt is the scourge of Chelsea apartment building, frightened tenants say

Bolt, a white-haired mixed breed dog, is causing a lot of trouble in a Chelsea building, and the health department is weighing the best course of action for the biter.

There were ninety questions on the form. They asked about repetitive movements. Do you twitch your legs, and I answered yes. From my answers they suspected something was up. I went back to the doctor over a period of eighteen months, and when the pattern could be built up, I got my diagnosis. Ive always had it, but Id learned to cope. I dont compulsively swear, which is peoples understanding of Tourette syndrome, though only 10% of people with Tourette do. When Dylan gets particularly stressed, he starts to bark; to growl and snarl.
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TO WIN HEARTS OF PEOPLE, OPERATION SADHBHAWNA NOW EYES ON DOG BITE VICTIMS!

Depending upon feasibility we can also provide ambulance service, the official said adding that dog bite was a precarious situation where patient cant be left to wait for treatment. Unlike the state government run facilities like the sole Anti Rabies Clinic(ARC) at SHMS Hospital where bite cases have to procure the costly Immunoglobin from open markets, the Army says it would provide this life saving injection free of cost alongside anti-rabies vaccination. ASPIRING TO WIN HEARTS Over the years Army often remained in news for attempting to win the hearts of people. The initiative got a shot in the arm some two years ago. In May 2012, the then General Officer Commanding http://attorney-in-temecula.com/more-information/personal-injury/ 15 Corps Lt Gen Syed Atta Hasnain asked soldiers to use heart as a weapon to reach out to people of Kashmir. But the typical signposts like Jawan Aur AwwamAman Hei Muqam popped up by the Army have often remained debatable amid mounting cases of fake encounters, unmarked graves and other cases of human rights abuse as reported in the past over two decades of armed-conflict. EYEING HELPLESSNESS While Operation Sadbhawna endeavors mostly targeted other districts of Kashmir, Srinagars alarming dog population and bite cases seem to have opened new avenues for Army to reach out the City people, who as per a Government Medical College Srinagar study, are feared to be outnumbered by stray packs in three years from now. Experts fear that dogs may go more ferocious in the summer capital, which witnesses the highest, a dozen odd bite cases daily while many have died. Latest official figures reveal that as many as 30,000 cases have been treated at the SMHS ARC in the past five years of coalition regime which insists that dogs cannot be killed.
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When The Dog Bites

Cat bites deemed more dangerous than dog bites

If the dog is barking and growling, he is expressing his definite displeasure with your actions. Don’t push the envelope. Most dogs make good on their warnings! What To Do If You Are Attacked by a Dog: Don’t move! You cannot outrun a dog, no matter how fast you are. Running only provokes an angry dog. Look away. Staring an aggressive dog in the eyes is a challenge. Use a soft, soothing tone of voice. Loud, angry-sounding words and screaming only spur on the dog.
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Dogs Put more info $489M Bite on Home Insurance Industry

In fact, bacteria from a cat bite can include a common animal bacteria strain that is hard to treat in humans, because it is difficult to fight off with antibiotics, Huffman wrote. The study was published in the February issue of the Journal of Hand Surgery. According to researchers, cat bites can often land the victim in the hospital. And when they do, such patients must often have wounds surgically cleaned and flushed out, as well as infected tissue removed — a procedure that is called “debridement.” In the Mayo Clinic study , eight of 193 patients required more than one operation; some even needed reconstructive surgery. Reconstructive surgery According to MinnPost, the clinic undertook the study to see if they could find any new risk factors that might help predict which patients who come in for treatment of a cat bite to the hand would eventually have to be admitted to the hospital. Most of what the scientists found, however, only confirmed what they already knew — that such bites are more likely to land a victim in the hospital when they occur over a joint or tendon and are subsequently accompanied by redness, pain and swelling. They said risks increase for people with immune-deficiency disorders, as you might imagine. “The hand surgery community isn’t so shocked by our paper, but I do think the public may be surprised,” Carlsen told MinnPost. “I have seen some really bad infections [from cat bites] that have required multiple operations,” he added.
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TO WIN HEARTS OF PEOPLE, OPERATION SADHBHAWNA NOW EYES ON DOG BITE VICTIMS!

If convicted under Act, the cane corsos a large Italian breed of guard dog, averaging 100 pounds could be euthanized and the owners could receive a $10,000 fine and/or six months in jail. According to the City, there are 144 cane corso dogs registered in Mississauga. Court records obtained by The News show that Jones and Murray’s dogs both were unaltered (not spayed or neutered) and both had expired license tags. Following the Oct. 26 incident, Murray, 23, told The News that he was planning on breeding the dogs. Referring to literature put out by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association and the Canadian Kennel Club, Linda Dent, public educator for Animal Services, said dogs that are unfixed can be more aggressive, increasing chances of a bite incident. “Any of the educational information that you find out there from reputable sources does indicate that (spaying or neutering) recommended for dogs to avoid any potential aggression problem,” said Dent. She added a dog can also feel “more tense and anxious” when with its owner because of its protective nature. Meanwhile, Frost said charges have been laid under DOLA against the owner of another cane corso that attacked and killed a miniature schnauzer on Summerside Dr.
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“Dog bites are the ninth leading cause of unintentional nonfatal injury to children ages 5-9,” Kathy Voigt, president of Prevent The Bite , tells ABC News. “More than 2 million children are bitten by dogs every year, and most bites are from their own dog or a dog they know well. The majority of bites to smaller children are in their face and head.” The scenario that keeps Emily Patterson, animal welfare scientist for the American Veterinary Medical Association , awake at night, she says, is a very young child left alone with the family dog. Children are easy to injure, she notes. They tend to do “surprising things.” And dogs, she noteseven the nicest and most loving onesdo not always respond well to surprises. Somebody pulls your tail while you’re asleep? You bite. The Insurance Information Institute says the most expensive claims are ones involving young children disfigured by a bite: Your neighbor’s child comes over to your house to play, is bitten, and needs reconstructive surgery. Though the number of bite claims has not changed much in the past 10 years, costs have risen because medical care costs more.
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Mississauga sees spike in dog bites

ASPIRING TO WIN HEARTS Over the years Army often remained in news for attempting to win the hearts of

people. The initiative got a shot in the arm some two years ago. In May 2012, the then General Officer Commanding 15 Corps Lt Gen Syed Atta Hasnain asked soldiers to use heart as a weapon to reach out to people of Kashmir. But the typical signposts like Jawan Aur AwwamAman Hei Muqam popped up by the Army have often remained debatable amid mounting cases of fake encounters, unmarked graves and other cases of human rights abuse as reported in the past over two decades of armed-conflict. EYEING HELPLESSNESS While Operation Sadbhawna endeavors mostly targeted other districts of Kashmir, Srinagars alarming dog population and bite cases seem to have opened new avenues for Army to reach out the City people, who as per a Government Medical College Srinagar study, are feared to be outnumbered by stray packs in three years from now. Experts fear that dogs may go more ferocious in the summer capital, which witnesses the highest, a dozen odd bite cases daily while many have died. Latest official figures reveal that as many as 30,000 cases have been treated at the SMHS ARC in the past five years of coalition regime which insists that dogs cannot be killed. Not even rabid ones for that matter while humans are reportedly not allowed to protest against stray packs. The ruling National Conference through its party voices like erstwhile spokesman and Chief Ministers Political Secretary Tanvir Sadiq say that dog menace has been covered, much ago. In tune with the government vision, the City MLAs like Dr Mustafa Kamal whose constituency last year lost an infant to stray pack attack, look at the allegedly time-consuming and costly sterilization, seen by many as a million dollar business, as sole solution to the dog menace.
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Exclusive: Bite-happy White Dog Bolt Is The Scourge Of Chelsea Apartment Building, Frightened Tenants Say

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A mother and daughter living in the building were nipped three times combined, according to neighbors. Every time I use the stairs, the dog is barking like he wants to break the door, said building super Adis Saletovic, whose arm was pierced by the pooch. RELATED: PIT BULL MAULS CHICAGO CHILDREN, NEIGHBORS STILL WAITING FOR APOLOGY Marcus Santos/New York Daily News Adis Saletovicm, the super at the W. 27th St. building where a white-haired dog named Bolt has been biting tenants, says even he was bit by the pooch. I know she loves the dog, but the dog is really aggressive, he said. Bleyer a doctor who runs a private practice and teaches at the NYU Langone Medical Center says she http://attorney-in-palm-desert.com/more-information/personal-injury/ adopted the white pooch as a rescue pet from the North Shore Animal League in 2010. Bolt is seeing a behavioralist to curb his wicked ways, and divorced mom Bleyer says the medium-sized mutt has become a furry security blanket for her little boy.
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Officials Investigate Dog Bites to Two People

Sears February 21, 2014 The Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee Thursday voted 10-1 to approve an unamended version of Senate Bill 247, the bill sponsored by Sen. Brian E. Frosh that would set standards for liability for injuries or death caused by dog bites. Sen. Bobby Zirkin asks questions about dog bite legislation during a Feb. 6, 2014 Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee hearing. (The Daily Record/Bryan P. Sears) Despite the Senate changing its rules on live-streaming voting sessions, the committee opted to hold its debate offline.
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A Conversation with the Top Dog Guy

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My agent says, maybe they could be published down the line. Since the monetary success of When Mr Dog Bites, Brian has been able to write full-time. Now 42, he lives in Dublin with his Irish wife Orla, and their daughter Rosie, who is two. Life is sweet. I dont have to rush breakfast. I have time to play with Rosie before I take her to creche. Then Im home for a cup of tea, and Im at my computer by ten or half past. Ive handed in two novels in the past year, and am working on more. Does he think of himself as a Scottish writer? Well Im a writer from Scotland, he says. But I noticed my book was filed under Irish fiction in Hodges Figgis. It took a while to settle in Ireland.
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Bolt, a white-haired mixed breed dog, is causing a lot of trouble in a Chelsea building, and the health department is weighing the best course of action for the biter.

No you fuckin didnt! You think I dont know whats going on? Does it look like Im fuckin wingin it? Does it look like this is my first fuckin day? Shut the fuck up and eat, or you can take your money back and get the hell out. Make a decision right now.! Thats The Hulk. And he comes out because the tipping point happens and Bruce Banner goes away. Now youre forced to deal with The Hulk.
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Senate panel reluctantly advances dog bite bill

Theres nobody who agrees with me or with Bobby who is strong enough, or loud enough, or capable enough to carry the ball and get it over the finish line in the House of Delegates. Passing strict liability will get Maryland nowhere, Frosh said. Well be stuck where we are today. Reluctantly voting against Zirkins amendment, Sen. Christopher B. Shank (R-Dist. 2) of Hagerstown said he too saw no discernible path where the committee could pass strict liability and the Senates version of the bill would get shut down yet again by the House. I dont think we can go another year without resolving this, Shank said. Sen. Jamie B. Raskin (D-Dist. 20) of Takoma Park also reluctantly voted to send Froshs bill unamended to the Senate floor.
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Revisiting the dog bite liability voting session

Bobby Zirkin

The FCHD needs to speak with the owner of the dog so that the female bite victim may avoid receiving unnecessary post-exposure rabies vaccinations. Officials say the dog was a medium-size, deaf female, white Boxer type dog with dark spots on its skin. The dog was brought to the dog park by a white female, who also had a large brown Shepherd mix with her, who was not involved int he altercation. Anyone who has information about the owner’s identity is asked to call (301)-600-1717 or (301)-600-1544. The second incident happened a day later on Feb. 20 around 5:45 p.m. on Yellow Springs Road in front of a local Food Lion in Frederick. Officials say a man was bitten by a leashed, unidentified dog. The FCHD needs to also speak with this dog owner, so the male bite victim mayavoid receiving unnecessary post-exposure rabies vaccinations. The leashed dog is described as a large black lab, or pit bull terrier, and was being walked by a white male in his 50′s about 5’7″ with medium build and some gray hair. Again, anyone with information is asked to call FCHD (301)-600-1717 or FCAC (301)-600-1544.
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Officials Investigate Dog Bites To Two People

Dogs Put $489M Bite on Home Insurance Industry

FREDERICK, Md. – Officials with the Frederick County Health Department are investigating two separate incidents where people were bitten by two different dogs. The first incident happened on Feb. 19 around 2:30 p.m. in Ballenger Creek Dog Park in Frederick. The FCHD needs to speak with the owner of the dog so that the female bite victim may avoid receiving unnecessary post-exposure rabies vaccinations. Officials say the dog was a medium-size, deaf female, white Boxer type dog with dark spots on its skin. The dog was brought to the dog park by a white female, who also had a large brown Shepherd mix with her, who was not involved int he altercation. Anyone who has information about the owner’s identity is asked to call (301)-600-1717 or (301)-600-1544. The second incident happened a day later on Feb. 20 around 5:45 p.m.
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Sears February 21, 2014 The Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee Thursday voted 10-1 to approve an unamended version of Senate Bill 247, the bill sponsored by Sen. Brian E. Frosh that would set standards for liability for injuries or death caused by dog bites. Sen. Bobby Zirkin asks questions about dog bite legislation during a Feb. 6, 2014 Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee hearing. (The Daily Record/Bryan P. Sears) Despite the Senate changing its rules on live-streaming voting sessions, the committee opted to hold its debate offline. The debate featured impassioned exchanges between Sen. Bobby Zirkin, D-Baltimore County, and Frosh, D-Montgomery.
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EXCLUSIVE: Bite-happy white dog Bolt is the scourge of Chelsea apartment building, frightened tenants say

Bolt, a white-haired mixed breed dog, is causing a lot of trouble in a Chelsea building, and the health department is weighing the best course of action for the biter.

Not to boast, but I am extremely good at my job. I can say with not a lot of humility that Im the best thats ever done my job. Weve had some characters come in for a few years and hold it down, maybe 14 years. But I can say that I am more recognized and more well known than any of those people. I do my job spectacularly. Does that give you a sense of pride? It does because Im someone who believes that anything can be an art.
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Dog bite claims fall, except for mail carriers

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The dog bit 14-year-old Alen Velic. A witness, 44-year-old Michelle Bennett, was driving by and saw the incident. She exited her vehicle, grabbed a rake and held off the dog so the other kids could find safety in a fenced in yard. Robinson School Resource Officer Willie Lucas was the first on scene and found the group of people behind the fence. The officer exited his car and the dog charged the officer, who was forced to shoot the dog. Hillsborough County Animal Services arrived on scene and took the dog. The two people attacked were taken to the hospital with non life threatening injuries.
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Revisiting the dog bite liability voting session

Bobby Zirkin

Always let a dog see and sniff you before petting, says the USPS Consult a trainer. You’re liable for your dog’s behavior, says Worters. “The most dangerous dogs are dogs that fall victim to human shortcomings such as poor training and irresponsible ownership.” Avoid angry dogs. When dogs are angry, they stand forward on their haunches, with ears forward, face tense, teeth showing, hair bristling, and tail stiff and twitching, says Kathy Voigt, founder of nonprofit Prevent the Bite. Watch those kids. Because they’re closer to mouth level, children are much more likely to be injured, and much more likely to be bitten in the face or head, says Worters. Don’t run way. “Dogs naturally love to chase after things and catch things like balls or Frisbees, so you don’t want to give them a reason to get excited and start chasing you,” says State Farm Agent Tawana Mensah. Keep the dog away.
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Vicious Dog Corners, Bites Teen

Half a billion dollars, though, does not begin to quantify the harm done by bites from Fifi, Rex, Laverne, Princess, Laddie-Boy and Busterin other words, from dogs in toto. Toto, too? Yes, even from Toto. As a U.S. Postal Service slogan in support of National Dog Bite Prevention Week says, “There are 70 million good dogs, but ANY DOG CAN BITE .” And whom do dogs most often bite? Toddlers. Next, the elderly; and coming in third–you guessed it–postal carriers. “Dog bites are the ninth leading cause of unintentional nonfatal injury to children ages 5-9,” Kathy Voigt, president of Prevent The Bite , tells ABC News. “More than 2 million children are bitten by dogs every year, and most bites are from their own dog or a dog they know well. The majority of bites to smaller children are in their face and head.” The scenario that keeps Emily Patterson, animal welfare scientist for the American Veterinary Medical Association , awake at night, she says, is a very young child left alone with the family dog.
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A Conversation with the Top Dog Guy

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The white-haired mixed breeds other targets reportedly include passersby on the street, building guests and roiled residents. The building superintendent claims he was left bleeding by an October attack in the apartment of the dog owner, Dr. Amy Bleyer, and a woman walking past just 12 days ago felt the snap of the unmuzzled Bolts incisors. A mother and daughter living in the building were nipped three times combined, according to neighbors. Every time I use the stairs, the dog is barking like he wants to break the door, said building super Adis Saletovic, whose arm was pierced by the pooch. RELATED: PIT BULL MAULS CHICAGO CHILDREN, NEIGHBORS STILL WAITING FOR APOLOGY Marcus Santos/New York Daily News Adis Saletovicm, the super at the W. 27th St.
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Prevent yourself from dog bite

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However, if you see a dog wandering loose without the owner, do not attempt to run away, and do not make loud noises. Instead, stand very still like a tree and cross your arms over your chest as if you are giving yourself a big hug. (This shape looks like the trunk of a tree). You may also need to look away from the dog because dogs sometimes think that direct eye contact is a challenge for power and control. You may also toss an object away from you and away from the dog. This could distract the dogs attention towards the object and away from you. This will give you a chance to slowly walk away.
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