Dog bites can be serious. In the United States, every year, about 800,000 people require medical treatment after a dog bite. The vast majority of dog bites occur on the owner’s property. In fact, the Insurance Institute estimates that up to one-third of homeowners’ liability claims are for dog attacks.
County Animal Services investigates more than 6,000 dog bites or attacks every year.
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