Dog Bites on the Rise in Sacramento, California

It is amazing to see how many people are victims of dog bites nowadays. This threat is especially high throughout California and even more specifically, in the Sacramento area.

Reading through the internet, I was shocked to see how many people have suffered from dog bites and dog attacks in just the past week. Even more interesting was the statistic I found on the California State Assembly Democratic Caucus website. Research now shows that “California suffers the nation’s highest occurrences of dog bites, animal attacks and attack-related fatalities in the nation and children are the most common victims”.

Not only that, but Sacramento is one of the highest ranking cities for dog bites. A study done by the United States Postal Service shows Sacramento as coming in third place for the largest amount of postal workers bitten or attacked by dogs (I always knew that had to happen a lot…). Only Long Beach and Houston rank higher than Sacramento.

The data shows how many people are afflicted by this but offers little solutions. So what is a person to do?

First of all, if you are a dog owner, it is advised to spray or neuter your dog. Unaltered animals are three times as likely to attack humans or other animals. Keep aware of your dog’s interactions with others and you may this way avoid serious complications or even avoid have your beloved companion pay the ultimate price. Secondly, if you are attacked by a dog, seek medical help and notify the authorities to prevent an attack from happening again. Finally, with serious injuries, seek legal advice and assistance.

We know what to do. Please do not hesitate to call us at the Law Offices of Moseley Collins if you have suffered injuries in a dog attack or bite, we are here to help.

Until next time…

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