Dog Bites

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As you know, I’ve had my dog Jazzy on the air with me so I just love my pet. She’s very friendly and hasn’t bitten anyone but I learned that all pet owners have to take precautions when it comes to keeping our pets on a leash and following the laws of the land, especially if someone is unfortunately bitten by a dog.

So, make no bones about it – dog bites are a big problem this time of year as we head well into the summer season. And, this morning I featured a top local lawyer and his pooch in my pet segment focusing on this problem and just what the law has to say about who is responsible if Fido becomes Ferocious.

So are you a pet owner that always keeps your dog on a leash?

When taking on the responsibility of being a pet parent there are some things that you need to know. I hit the park to interview attorney Leonard Lundy of Lundy Law in Philadelphia. He told me that dog bites increase in the tri-state area this time of year with people enjoying warm weather but many of them failing to keep their dogs on a leash.

Len Lundy said that if your dog bites an adult, child or even another animal you could bear the responsibility of the incident and it could cost you a lot of cash – especially if you  have to compensate the injured party for their medical bills.

Lundy says that you should check your home owners insurance to find out whether your Fido is covered or not because the difference could be thousands of dollars. In short, YOU Are Responsible for Your Dog!

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