Dog Bites

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Allowing employees to bring pets to work has increased in popularity over the last decade. Proponents of pets at the workplace contend that pets at the office lower stress levels, increase happiness and foster a more comfortable work environment. However, business owners should consider the risks associated with allowing pets at work or on the premises....

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Cop Eating Donut

Harris County and City of Houston law enforcement have a poor history when it comes to protecting citizens from dangerous dogs. On multiple occasions, I have observed government officials not protecting citizens from aggressive dogs. In my own neighborhood in Spring, Texas, a loose dog charged pedestrians as they walked in front of its owner’s home. I called the Harris ...

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Dog at Computer

Harris County has passed regulations regarding the ownership and treatment of animals. These regulations address topics such as the sale of animals, vaccinations, restraint, licenses and dangerous dogs. Several of the regulations specifically address dog owner responsibilities...

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Houston

The City of Houston Municipal Code contains ordinances regarding animal ownership in Houston. Chapter 6 of the Code of Ordinances contains seven articles that address different aspects of ownership such as animals at large, care of animals, livestock, disease control and enforcement. Several of the chapters address dog owner responsibilities...

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April 8-14 is National Dog Bite Prevention Week. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimates that 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year in the United States. The Insurance Information Institute estimates that one third of all compensation paid for homeowners liability claims were dog-related injuries in 2017. Approximately $700 million was paid for dog-related injuries by insurance ...

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This week in Spring, Texas, two children were bit by an animal that appears to be a wolf or wolf hybrid. The animal escaped from the owners’ backyard and attacked two boys aged 8 and 11 that lived nearby. Investigators with animal control stated that this is the fourth reported attack by the animal since December 2017. If the victims ...

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The O’Hara Law Firm is proud to announce the successful resolution of lawsuit filed on behalf of a woman who was severely injured by a dog. The dog escaped through a hole in a fence that was not properly maintained by the homeowners association. The dog attacked Plaintiff, fractured her arm and caused permanent nerve damage. Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome ...

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On Monday, two gray pit bulls attacked a family dog that was walking with its owners in Meyerland Park. A husband and wife were walking their dog and pushing their young child in a stroller when the dogs attacked. The mother tried to fend off the dogs with a scooter. Luckily, a person nearby chased the dogs off with an ...

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When a dog fights with another dog, most owners attempt to break up the quarreling dogs. It is natural for a pet owner to want to protect his or her pet and prevent someone else’s pet from injury as well. However, all too often, a dog owner is bit while attempting to split up the fight. If a person is ...

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If you have a neighbor that routinely allows his or her dog to run loose, do not ignore the problem. A loose dog may harm others or become injured as well. As a good neighbor, you should notify your neighbor that the dog is loose and that you are concerned that it may get hit by a car or injured. ...

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