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7/5/2017
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Tips for Preventing a Dog Attack

While dogs can make great companions, they can also attack people, causing serious injuries or death. Learn tips to help you and your children avoid a dog bite.

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6/26/2017
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Local Washington Dangerous Dog Breed Ordinances

If you were bitten by a dog, the dog may have been defined as a dangerous dog under a local ordinance. Here we discuss a few of these city laws.

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12/1/2016
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National Mutt Day Safety Tips to Avoid Nasty Dog Bites

Did you know there are several days each year dedicated to celebrating dogs? Read on to learn more about how to observe these festivities while remaining safe.

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10/25/2016
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Effects of Human Behavior on Canine Aggression

Aggression is a natural reaction to a perceived threat. To avoid a surprise injury, click here to learn more about why dogs lash out when they feel threatened.

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1/20/2016
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Warning Signs That a Dog May Become Dangerously Aggressive

Like humans, dogs can show signs of aggression before they get physical. To avoid a potential tragedy come learn what those signs are and how to identify them.

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4/24/2015
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Occurrences of Rabies in Washington

After you were bitten by a dog, your doctor urged you to receive rabies treatment. You’re skeptical, however. Is there a risk for rabies in Washington?

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9/15/2014
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Crushing Injuries From Dog Bites

Dog bites send many people to the hospital every year, with crush injuries accounting for a significant proportion of them.

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5/24/2014
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Should You Keep Your Dangerously Aggressive Dog?

If you know your dog poses a threat to visitors, you may be legally liable for any injuries it causes if it attacks.

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12/6/2013
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Seattle Injury Attorney: Preventing Small Dog Bite Injuries

A Washington dog bite attorney shares tips for both you and your children on how to prevent small dog bite injuries and avoid small dog attacks.

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9/30/2012
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In the Event of a Dog Fight, NEVER…

A Seattle dog bite injury attorney discusses four things that you should never do in the event that you must attempt to break up a dog fight.

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6/2/2012
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Learning from National Dog Bite Prevention Week

In observance of National Dog Bite Prevention Week, Seattle dog attack injury attorney Andrew Kim shares the newest dog bite statistics and facts.

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9/15/2011
Andrew Kim
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Seattle Group Wants Pit Bulls Banned From Public City Parks | Seattle Dog Bite Attorney

A Washington group that believes fighting dog breeds cause more dog bite injuries and dog attacks want pit bulls banned from Seattle parks. Seattle Dog Lawyer

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8/27/2011
Kasia Kim
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Bremerton Man Attacked by Dogs | Bremerton Dog Bite Attorney

An attack by three dogs left Bremerton man Leslie Harrison injured this week, when he was knocked down and suffered nine puncture wounds from the attack.

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7/28/2011
Kasia Kim
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Seattle City Council Passes New Dog Bite Ordinance | Seattle Dog Bite Attorney

A new dog bite ordinance in Seattle may make it more common for aggressive dogs to be legally put to sleep after a human biting incident.

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6/27/2011
Kasia Kim
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Seattle Is Tenth Most Dangerous City For Mail Carrier Dog Attacks

New data released by the US Post Office show that Seattle is one of the most dangerous cities in the country when it comes to dogs biting mail carriers.

Category: Dog Bites

6/25/2011
Kasia Kim
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Dog Bite sends 3-Year-Old Boy to Hospital | Washington Dog Bite Attorney

A boy was mauled by his family's Australian shepard Tuesday. The dog will be euthanized after the boy was airlifted to the hospital with face and eye injuries.

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4/21/2011
Kasia Kim
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Seattle Authorities Patrol Golden Gardens To Prevent Dog Bites

Animal control officers will focus on keeping dogs on leash in Golden Gardens Park in Seattle after reports of a number of off-leash dogs and dog bite dangers.

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1/19/2011
Kasia Kim
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Seattle Police Shoot Two Dogs That Were Allegedly Attacking Woman

In the past month, Seattle Police have shot three dogs after the animals displayed aggressive and threatening behavior. While some question whether or not the dogs needed to be killed, the police argue that the dogs were either charging them at the time of the shooting or threatening to attack civilians.

Category: Dog Bites

11/3/2010
Kasia Kim
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West Seattle Father Blames Negligent Owner For Son’s Dog Bite

A five-year-old boy was injured by a stray dog in West Seattle while he was waiting outside on the street for his mother to pick him up after a class. His dog bite injuries require a visit to the hospital and stitches.

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8/16/2010
Kasia Kim
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Seattle Woman Attacked By Pit Bull In Beacon Hill Apartment Building

A Seattle woman was attacked by a pit bull owned by her daughter in a Washington State apartment building this week. A friend of the woman attacked the dog with a purse. The woman was taken to a Seattle-area hospital with dog bite injuries.

Category: Dog Bites

7/6/2009
Kasia Kim
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This week we learned that it is not only adult dogs that are dangerous - especially when they attack small children. In Wenatchee, Washington on Wednesday night, an 8-year-old boy was attacked by a young dog and bitten in the groin outside of the apartment complex where he lived.

The boy, who hails from Royal City, Washington, was playing outside with friends near Western Avenue when a black and tan pug dog began chasing the children. The young 8-month-old dog bit the boy in the groin area. He was rushed to Central Washington Hospital, where he was treated for dog bite wounds and then released.

The dangerous dog's owner was cited by police for having a dog at large.

To learn more about how to protect your children from dog bites and dog attacks, read our library article, Protecting Your Children From Dog Bites in Washington State.



Category: Dog Bites

6/10/2009
Andrew Kim
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A 9 year old boy from Finley, Washington was attacked by a dog while walking home from a friend's home.  A medium-sized border collie tore up his face which needed 20 stitches to close wounds.

Sgt. Ron Sabin of the Benton County Sheriff's Office told the Tri-City Herald, "It sounds like he's lucky to be alive. It was a serious dog bite."

The boy's mother, Shanda Reed, says the dog attacked her son, Triston Jett, before her son ran home on Friday evening.  He was then taken to Kennewick General Hospital, where he was treated for his wounds and later released.

The Andrew Kim Law Firm represents persons injured from dog attacks and bites resulting in serious permanent injuries and scarring.  Call us toll free at 1-800-636-3676 to discuss your possible dog bite case.



Category: Dog Bites

5/18/2009
Kasia Kim
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18 tips preventing dog bites

An estimated 4.7 milion people in the United States are bitten by a dog each year.


1.  Never approach an unfamiliar dog.

2.  Never run from a dog and scream.

3.  Stay still when an unfamiliar dog comes up to you ("be still like a tree")

4.  If knocked over by a dog, roll into a ball and lie still ("be like a log")

5.  Do not look a dog in the eye.

6.  Do  not disturb a dog that is sleeping, eating or caring for puppies.

7.  Do not pet a dog without letting it see and sniff you first.

8.  Never play with a dog unless supervised by an adult.

9.  Never leave an infant or child alone with any dog.

10.  Teach your dog submissive behaviors, like rolling over to show its stomach.

11.  Do not play aggressive games with your dog, such a wrestling.

12.  Seek medical care for any serious dog bites and report all dog attack

13.  Support animal control programs in your community.

14.  Support dog bite prevention educational programs in schools.

15.  Get the advise of a veterinarian about the right breed of dog if you are thinking about getting a family dog.

16.  Spay or neuter your dog, this often reduces its aggressive tendencies.

17.  Be sure all pets are properly immunized.

18.  See a veterinarian's advice quickly if your dog becomes aggressive.


The Andrew Kim Law Firm represents victims of dog bites and attacks, who have suffered serious and permanent injuries.  Please call us at 1-800-636-3676 for a free consultation.

 

 



Category: Dog Bites

4/8/2009
Andrew Kim
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The University of Washington will no longer allow dogs in campus buildings following several dog bite incidents over the last semester. UW's newspaper, The Daily, reported that most recently a dog bit a person in Parrington Hall, beginning a number of rule changes. Non-service dogs will no longer be allowed in campus buildings and pets may not be left unattended outside on campus, even if tethered.

The decision was made by the UW Board of Regents and The UW Academic and Student Affairs Committee and will be enforced by the UW Police Department. Changes will be made to the Washington Academic Code (WAC) to not only bar animals from the university's buildings, but also to comply with Seattle Animal Control standards.

The UWPD will enforce the new rules by first issuing a warning and then to ask the pet owners to leave the building. Pet owners will only be ticketed or banned from the building if they refuse to cooperate by removing their animal from the premises. Animals that are unleashed or unattended on campus could be brought to animal control for the safety of those on campus.



Category: Dog Bites