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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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Tips to Prevent Dog Bites

Facts About Dog Bites Here are some basic facts from the American Veterinary Medical Association: Each year, more than 4.5 million people in the United States are bit by dogs. One in 5 dog bites require medical attention. Children are the most-often bitten and are also the most likely to be severely injured. Seniors are…

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