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Dog bite results in injuries and broken nose

In Michigan the owner of a dog or other animal is responsible for any harm or injury caused by that animal. It is the dog owner's responsibility to ensure that the dog is properly restrained, and does not pose a danger to others. Dog, particularly larger and stronger breeds, can cause serious or even fatal injuries if they are not handled properly.

In a recent incident involving a large dog, a 45-year-old man was walking out of a market when he saw a woman holding two large dogs on leashes. Before approaching the dogs, the man reportedly asked the woman if the dogs were friendly. Only after she had assured him that the dogs were indeed friendly did the man approach them. As he got closer one of the dogs jumped up and bit him in the face with sufficient force to break his nose.

The hospital that treated the victim in this dog attack reported the incident to the local animal control department as they are required to do so by law. This week the dog's owner plead no contest to a dog bite charge. The defendant was not apparently not given any fines but instead required to muzzle the dog when she is in public, and is subject to fines should the dog attack anyone else.

Most people really like dogs, and the vast majority of dogs are not vicious. While this is generally fortunate it creates a situation where people come into contact with dogs that they do not know and reasonably expect the dogs to be friendly or for the owners to keep them away from anywhere they might cause harm.

Source: Observer and Eccentric, "Owner's plea spares Heidi, but dog must wear muzzle," Steve Kowalski, Feb. 6, 2012

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