A female postal worker was bitten by a Visalia, CA, woman’s pit bull last Wednesday afternoon. The pit bull was one of the woman and her family’s three dogs. According to the Visalia Times, the postal worker was walking by the family’s home when the seventy-pound dog, called Corduroy, pushed open the backyard gate and ran toward her. Corduroy managed to nip the postal worker’s leg before the owner’s daughter pulled him away and took him inside.
The postal worker, who denied to give her name, notified the SPCA and they went to the home later that day to pick up the dog.
Suzanne Longoria, Corduroy’s owner, claims the five year old is a “good natured dog” and says she allows him to play with her 8 month old grandson.
So, what is next for the dog? Longoria may request a hearing to determine whether or not the dog is vicious. If the court deems that the dog is not, then he will be returned home and be placed on a one year probation period. If the court does deem the dog vicious, then he will be “put down”.
According to the Visalia Times:
Longoria and her daughters seemed confident that Corduroy would get probation.
To be bitten, attacked, mauled, or even threatened by a dog is a harrowing experience. Many people in our Sacramento, CA area are bitten every year. The annual statistics of dog bites are enough to turn anyone into a cat lover.
According to Dog Bite Law, a website dedicated to informing people of the danger of dog bites, 4.7 million Americans (2% of the population) are bitten every year, 800,000 of which are serious enough to need medical attention and 31 of which are fatal! In connection to our story, 2,851 postal workers are bitten every year.
If you or a loved one have been bitten by a dog and are seriously injured as a result, you have rights. I can help you. The average citizen does not know how to proceed in a legal matter such as this. An attorney has the knowledge and the skill to help you pay your bills, get medical care, and win your case. Please call me and my staff at (916) 444-4444 or visit our website, www.moseleycollins.com by clicking here. We are standing by to help you.