Pit Bull Set to Return to Neighborhood after Attacking a Child

Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 2-Nov-2011

People in Linda are upset because a pit bull that attacked a 5-year-old girl will be returning to their neighborhood once its quarantine is over. The Marysville Appeal-Democrat reports that the dog attacked the girl on Monday after breaking through a fence. The bite sent the girl to the hospital, but she is now recovering at home. The child’s neighbor shot the pit bull in the face to protect the girl from additional injuries.

The dog’s owner plans to bring the dog home after its 10-day quarantine ends. The neighbor who shot the dog is organizing a campaign to keep the dog from returning to the community. A local daycare owner is also opposed to the dog’s return. The owner of the animal disputes some of the facts in this case. She claims that the victim was scratched, not bitten, and that her pit bull is friendly with children. A witness says that the victim was definitely attacked, as there was blood all over the yard.

If you are involved in a California dog attack, you should take several steps to minimize your injuries and protect yourself from serious harm after a dog bite.

  • Wash the wound with soap and warm water.
  • Take pictures of any injuries caused by the attack.
  • Take pictures at the scene of the attack.
  • Seek medical attention and contact animal control.
  • Collect information from anyone who witnessed the attack.

Dog owners are responsible for keeping their pets properly restrained so that they do not bite people. If you or a loved one sustained serious injuries in a California dog bite attack, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries. The experienced San Jose dog bite injury attorneys at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP have a track record of success in representing those who were injured in dog attacks. Call us at (800) 900-0863 to schedule an appointment to discuss your case.

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