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What should I do if I've been bitten by a stray dog?



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Even though dogs are very much renowned for being friendly towards human beings, it still depends on how much their owners edified them to be that way. They might bite people for various reasons and if you happen to be bitten by a dog, then you need to follow the steps below.

You must immediately call up the police of the local animal control in order to testimony the attack. You must offer them with more information about the place of attack, description about the dog, and the things that you believe might have permitted the dog to turn aggressive on you.

You must instantly visit the nearest hospital to get your injuries examined and treated. Ensure that you inform them what exactly took place so that you restate whatever you told the officials sometime back. You must also check for rabies infection, if the dog was quarantined by officials. Additionally, if the wounds are deep, you must meet a plastic surgeon to do stitching to prevent scars in the future that might even turn pricey or impractical to remove.

Go around to the scene of the incident and take videos or pictures of the dog at issue. Also take pictures of your injuries. Search for any beware symbols. Inspect for the ways by which the dog had the ability to attack you, especially if you were assaulted while you were off the land of the owner. This will make sure that there is no fault in relation to which dog actually caused the injury. Offer this piece of information to the authorities and always keep copies of them with you.

If at all possible, call the owner of the dog in relation to the occurrence in a non-intimidating manner. Inquire if possess insurance and obtain those details, including their agent’s name, insurer’s name, and the contact numbers to claim. Make inquiries on the subject of whether the dog has done similar type of things in the past and also about its natural behavior. You may not get more details in this process, however most times the owner will be taken aback and so they will volunteer to offer information which will help your case at a later stage. However if you feel that it is unsafe to call or contact the dog’s owner, quit this step.

Never discard or dispose of any kind of destroyed or ragged property which might have happened due to the attack. This particular proof will assist in establishing the type and harshness of the attack or bite. If your clothes were damaged this way, bag them and never wash them. Take pictures of them.

When someone contacts you from the dog owner’s insurance company subsequent to the occurrence, you have to be careful while dealing them. They will attempt to take a statement that is recorded from you and might use it against you, if you file a lawsuit against the dog owner for money. Never give statements and tell that till you get treated completely, there is nothing that you can say.

Then phone up a lawyer who handles dog bites to help you with the process of claiming money from the dog owner for the occurrence of the incident.

In addition to the below general information about stray dogs, I've also written these helpful articles:

Top 10 Most Common Problems Caused By Stray Dogs
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How to Adopt a Stray Dog
How to Protect Yourself Against Dangerous Stray Dogs
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This site is intended to provide stray dog education and information about what to do if you've been bitten by a dog, so that you can make an informed decision if you need to deal with a stray dog problem. This site provides many stray dog control articles and strategies, if you wish to attempt to solve the problem yourself. If you are unable to do so, which is likely with many cases of stray dog removal, please go to the home page and click the USA map, where I have wildlife removal experts listed in over 500 cites and towns, who can properly help you with your nuisance stray dog.

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