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Dog Bite

What You Need to Know About Reporting Dog Bites

October 10, 2019 By: Richard T. Truitt
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The Indiana State Board of Animal Health requires that all animal attacks or dog bites be fully investigated. This investigation must include the circumstances surrounding the bite, the rabies vaccination records of the animal, and the animal’s owner. However, you… Read More

Dogs: Man’s Best Friend?

August 8, 2019 By: Richard T. Truitt
Woman strolling in the park with her dog on a leash.

As the third most popular pet in the United States, it is not uncommon to encounter dogs in any neighborhood. Because dogs are, by nature, territorial and protective, they can be not only loving pets, but reliable defenders of their… Read More

Indianapolis Dog Bite Justice

August 1, 2019 By: Richard T. Truitt
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If you’ve been injured by a dog, you may wonder how you can get help paying for your injuries and how you can help to ensure that the dog does not injure anyone else. This will require that you hold… Read More

5 Wild Injuries that Should Never Happen but Do

June 27, 2019 By: Richard T. Truitt
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We all know driving a car can be dangerous, and millions of people get hurt from slip and falls and dog bite injuries each year. But there are some injuries so wild and unusual that it’s hard to believe they… Read More

What To Do If a Dog Attacks Your Child

February 28, 2019 By: Phil Truitt
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Every year, hundreds of thousands of people are bitten or attacked by dogs in Indiana and throughout the country. In fact, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality reveals that, in a single year, more than 316,000 dog bites resulted… Read More

Are Wolf Hybrids More More Aggressive Than Dogs?

November 22, 2018 By: Richard T. Truitt
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You may have noticed a growing trend of people raising wolf hybrids as pets. Many questions surround this divisive, hotly debated topic, including whether these hybrids are actually more dangerous or likely to bite than other domesticated dog breeds. Here’s… Read More

How Do Leash Laws Apply to Dog Bite Injuries in Indiana

September 26, 2018 By: Richard T. Truitt
Woman strolling in the park with her dog on a leash.

Dog attacks can cause serious and costly injuries. This is why cities and counties throughout Indiana have adopted laws which address dog owners’ responsibilities to ensure that their dogs do not bite or attack others. People call them “leash laws”… Read More

Would Breed Specific Laws Protect Fort Wayne Residents from Dog Bites?

May 14, 2018 By: Richard T. Truitt
Aggressive german shepherd on training.

In the 1980s, communities throughout the country began to enact laws that ban or regulate certain breeds of dogs. The goal of these laws is to reduce the risk of dog bites by limiting the public’s exposure – especially children… Read More

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