Dog bite involving a child in neighboring state to Illinois

A 9-year-old boy from East Chicago, Indiana — just a few hours from Illinois — was recently attacked and bitten by a 5-year-old pitbull as he walked from his home to a nearby community center. Police in East Chicago state that the dog’s owner issued a statement saying that the dog was secured in the … Continue reading Dog bite involving a child in neighboring state to Illinois

Consider dog bites before renting, getting insurance in Illinois

While animal lovers consider their pets part of the family, dog owners should be aware that when they are moving into an apartment or house, having a dog can be an added expense. In the state of Illinois many people forego renter’s insurance, but homeowners don’t have that option. Most policies include liability coverage, so … Continue reading Consider dog bites before renting, getting insurance in Illinois

Pit bull attack at Illinois vet leads to fines

A pit bull attacked two workers at a local vet’s office in Illinois, resulting in photos of the office that surfaced, showing blood all over the room, including on the walls and the floor. Both of the techs who were assaulted survived the attack, but one of them suffered bites to the face, and the … Continue reading Pit bull attack at Illinois vet leads to fines

Vicious dog hearing mandated in Illinois

A pit bull that was undergoing treatment at a Tinley Park, Illinois, animal hospital is currently being held by the county awaiting a “vicious dog hearing.” Employees at the veterinary hospital said the dog had bitten two veterinarian techs in a violent and gory incident, leaving blood spatters on the floors and walls of the … Continue reading Vicious dog hearing mandated in Illinois

Child mauled by pack of dogs, suffers extensive injuries

Pets may be part of our families, but some animals are just plain violent. Dog attacks are widespread, not just in the state of Illinois, but in all states. While certain breeds have been targeted, no animal attack should be taken lightly. Animals attack other animals and humans. Just two states away, in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, … Continue reading Child mauled by pack of dogs, suffers extensive injuries

Dog bite case on school grounds brings added complications

Another interesting story regarding the laws that apply to dog bites has occurred, but again it happened outside of Illinois. So even though the circumstances are interesting, the rulings contained within this story don’t apply here. If you’ll recall, we wrote about Maryland’s push to hold dog owner’s more accountable for their dog’s actions should … Continue reading Dog bite case on school grounds brings added complications

Study says owner, other factors contribute to dog aggression

Most Chicago residents probably know what to look for when it comes to an “aggressive dog.” A snarling dog, a big dog, a barking dog, a lunging dog — all of these factors, and any combination of them, can cause someone to fear the animal. It can also mean that the animal truly is an … Continue reading Study says owner, other factors contribute to dog aggression

5-year-old recovering nicely after dog bites his face

After the family pit bull bit him in the face, the 5-year-old victim is coming along just fine and should be released from a hospital soon. The pit bull apparently bit the boy in the face after he scratched the animal’s neck. However, no one is exactly sure what happened because the boy was the … Continue reading 5-year-old recovering nicely after dog bites his face

Woman dies after being bit in abdomen by pit bull

A 77-year-old woman had her 57-year marriage ended recently — but it wasn’t because of a divorce. Tragically, the woman was bitten in the abdomen by her daughter’s pit bull, and the injury was severe enough that she died as a result. The woman lived with her husband and daughter. It was the daughter’s dog, … Continue reading Woman dies after being bit in abdomen by pit bull

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