But, while dogs and young ones can enjoy a friendship, dog attacks against children happen. They occur annually and injure children in varying degrees. Remember that any interaction between dogs and children should always be watched carefully. Especially when the children are young and when the dog is a acclimatizing to the environment.
Annually, canines bite or fight with nearly 5 million individuals in this country. These attacks usually occur because the domesticated dog was not on a leash or otherwise restrained in public venues.
Massachusetts general laws, chapter 140, section 173, would be the states “leash law” that requires an animal in public on a leash at all times. You should also check the laws in your local city and town for added restrictions.
If an owner of a dog does not follow the laws and regulations of Massachusetts and the town, and another person is injured by the dog, the owner will likely be facing a personal injury lawsuit known as a “dog bite claim.”
According to the logs, a car hit a dog that was on Lincoln Avenue. This occurred at 2 a.m. and the dog was taken to Woburn Animal Hospital.
There is no further word on the dog’s condition or the cause of the accident.
Wednesday afternoon, April 11, 2018, around 4:00 pm, police shot and killed a pit bull that was attacking a Roxbury woman on Eustis Street. Police were in the Boston neighborhood on Eustis Street investigating the shooting of two people that occurred days earlier, not related to this incident.
While police were asking questions about the previous shooting, they observed a woman walking a pit bull down the street. They then saw the dog over power the woman, break-free, and run away from his owner. Once free, the dog attacked another woman in the area.
Police tried to get to the dog to stop the attack, but the dog then threatened the officers, at which point the dog was shot. It was the only way to stop the attack. The dog was not killed, only injured.
The victim of the dog attack sustained serious injuries and was transported to a local area hospital for evaluation and treatment of her injuries.
Animal control has taken the dog in to custody and says he will survive the shot. The investigation in to the attack is ongoing.