The owner of a female pit bull was issued a quarantine order after the dog attacked a 7-year-old boy in Racine. According to police, the dog was found to be both unvaccinated and unlicensed. As a result of the attack, the young victim sustained serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital. There have been no reports as to whether the boy's family plans to file a personal injury claim against the dog owner.
Cases involving dog bites are often complicated, especially when the dog is roaming loose in public or when the owner cannot be identified. The Menasha police are asking for the public's help in identifying a dog that bit a woman and whose owner has not yet been identified.The incident occurred near Nicolet Boulevard and Lopas Street when a 42-year-old woman who was walking was bitten on her hand by a dog. The dog is said to be a pit bull mix with black and light brown fur and was being walked by a man in his 30s. The owner was said to be a white man wearing black running pants and an Under Armour jacket. The dog and its owner have not yet been identified, but Menasha police are hoping that someone will recognize the description of the dog or owner and come forward. There is no report on the woman's condition at this time.
The Constitution guarantees a right to counsel in a court of law but does that right extend to dogs? A judge in Effington County, Georgia has appointed an attorney for a pit bull named Kno, who is accused of attacking and severely injuring a 5 year-old boy this last summer. Judge William Woodrum says he made the appointment "in the interests of justice." The lawyer will also represent the dog's owner, without charge. The county attorney says the dog doesn't need a lawyer but the judge stands by his decision.