Latest Dog attack Stories

2012-01-02 15:30:00

Dog bite-related fatalities have always been exceedingly rare, yet they can attract the kind of publicity that creates an impression they are more prevalent than they actually are. NCRC is currently investigating 31 incidents in a dog population of over 78 million that occurred during 2011 that may qualify as dog bite-related fatalities. A final tally is subject to change as a result of NCRC investigations.* A number of cases have very little information available as they remain the subject...

2011-05-12 12:43:00

Medical, Animal Behavior, Insurance Communities, Promote Dog Bite Prevention Week HOUSTON, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Postal Service released statistics today highlighting the cities where the most dog attacks occur nationwide. Houston tops the list with 62 letter carriers attacked in 2010. Nationwide last year, 5,669 postal employees were attacked in more than 1,400 cities, yet that pales in comparison to the 4.7 million Americans bitten annually -- the majority of whom...

2011-05-10 06:00:00

BLOOMINGTON, Ill., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year, almost five million people are bitten or attacked by dogs. Dog bites are a serious public health problem that can cause both physical and emotional damage to victims and considerable cost to communities. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/statefarm/49907/ (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110510/MM97545 ) Top 10 states for State Farm Dog Bite...

2010-11-14 00:14:15

Quicksimpleinsurance warns that dog owners of certain aggressive breeds are running in to further complications obtaining homeowners insurance coverage. Denver, CO (PRWEB) November 13, 2010 Quicksimpleinsurance warns that dog owners of certain aggressive breeds are running in to further complications obtaining homeowners insurance coverage. Dogs are fun and even healthy for family relationships. However certain breeds can be unpredictable. Recently a 7-day-old newborn was attacked and...

2010-11-09 14:03:41

Dogs attack face and eyes As dog bites become an increasingly major public health concern, a new study shows that unsupervised children are most at risk for bites, that the culprits are usually family pets and if they bite once, they will bite again with the second attack often more brutal than the first. The study, the largest of its kind, was done by Vikram Durairaj, MD, of the University of Colorado School of Medicine, who found that dogs usually target a child's face and eyes and most...

2010-07-30 17:38:00

DENVER, July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Morris Animal Foundation (MAF), a nonprofit organization that promotes longer, healthier lives for animals through humane research, recently funded a study to determine how educated veterinarians and physicians are about dog bite prevention techniques. Only 21 percent of veterinarians and 5 percent of physicians reported that they had acquired most of their knowledge about dog bites from medical or veterinary school. Most interesting, the study found that...

2010-05-13 11:17:00

Letter Carriers, Victims, Doctors Promote National Dog Bite Prevention Week CHICAGO, May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fifty-four Chicago U.S. Postal Service letter carriers were among the 2,863 postal employees attacked by dogs last year, yet that pales in comparison to the 4.7 million Americans bitten annually -- the majority of whom were children. According to the City of Chicago's Commission on Animal Care and Control, nearly 2,000 Chicagoans are bitten annually. Fortunately, dog...

2010-03-09 14:25:00

Britain is proposing a new plan to crackdown on dangerous dogs, which may include forcing dog owners to microchip their pets and to get insurance for them. The proposal is being met with criticism from civil libertarians who feel that Britain's vast surveillance has already gone too far, and now it wants to keep tabs on some 8 million dogs. Many also feel insurance would be a burden to innocent pet owners -- while those who own violent dogs would simply ignore the law. "This is yet more...

2009-08-17 00:51:56

Children ages 5-9 -- especially boys -- are at greatest risk of dog bites, a U.S. veterinarian says. Dr. Kate Stenske of the University of Kansas says small boys are probably at most risk due to their size and proximity to dogs, their loud noises, fast movements, unintentional provoking and lack of understanding of dogs' body language. Usually, the boys' injuries are usually the most serious from pet bites, Stenske says. Wounds that are most likely to become infected are those on the face and...

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