The canine responsible for the Massachusetts Dog Bite that left a 6-year-old boy seriously injured several months ago was recently involved in another attack. According to The Examiner, the animal bit and injured a 16-year-old girl as well.
On January 3, the dog bit a young boy and inflicted serious injuries to the child’s face. The boy was taken to a local hospital for treatment and received more than 400 stitches, while the animal was simply quarantined while it was evaluated for any diseases. When the animal was given a clean bill of health, it was released back into the custody of the owner.
In response to the incident, the town board voted to have the dog euthanized due to its risk of danger to community members. Before the animal could be put down though, it attacked the owner’s daughter as well. She was treated at a local hospital for bite wounds to her face and ankle.
Incidents like this leave many citizens wondering who is responsible when a domesticated pet is involved in an attack. The Boston Personal Injury Lawyers with Jason Stone Injury Lawyers explain Massachusetts state law mandates owners or keepers of animals be held strictly liable for their pet’s behavior. That’s why the firm would encourage anyone who has been injured in a dog attack to contact a qualified attorney to discuss your legal options immediately.