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Texas Supreme Court – No More Free Bites

Last Friday, the Texas Supreme Court unanimously ruled that Texas’ “first free bite” rule (allowing a dog owner to escape most legal liability if a previously gentle dog attacks) does not free owners of the responsibility of stopping an attack once it occurs. The so-called first-free-bite rule penalizes an owner who knows their pet is…

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Dog kills 3-week-old girl

A family’s pit bull was found with blood around its mouth near a 3-week-old baby who died with bite marks on her, police say. Susannah Murray was left alone Thursday night in a bounce chair when adults went on the porch. An adult came into check on her five minutes later and saw she was…

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Manor Boy Attacked by Pit Bull

Manor police say a 7-year-old boy was the victim of an unprovoked dog attack on Monday night. Police said the child was playing in the yard of a home in the 14400 block of Callan Court around 8:08 p.m. when the dog, a pit bull mix, ran out of a residence as its owner opened…

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Dog owner charged in fatal mauling

Fort Bend County authorities have arrested and charged a 47-year-old man in connection with a fatal dog attack last week . Samuel Cartwright has been charged with ‘attack by dog resulting in death,’ a second-degree felony, according to the Fort Bend County sheriff’s office . He was jailed in lieu of $100,000 bail. Investigators identified Cartwright as the owner…

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