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.
A recent Wisconsin case decided by the District II Court of Appeals held that a person can be found strictly liable for a dog bite, even when they don't live with the animal. This decision is in line with a prior case from the state Supreme Court.
On Aug. 17, a Neenah woman was attacked by two dogs after she was hired to provide pet care to them and arrived on the premises. The 32-year-old woman works for Never Home Alone Pet Sitting. The incident occurred in the 1300 block of Meadow Lane Avenue in Neenah.
Animal lovers and business owners in Wisconsin may have heard about a recent incident at a petting zoo in Shawano in which a 15-year-old girl was bitten by a baby fox. The bite reportedly drew blood, so the fox, which was in a pen at the time of the incident, was euthanized and is being tested for rabies. The girl is being given a rabies vaccine as a precaution.
A Milwaukee toddler is recovering after being attacked by a dog in Racine County. The police report that the child was at home with his mother and her boyfriend when he was reportedly seated on the kitchen floor and given a cookie. The dog bite injury appears to have occurred when the dog went after the cookie in the toddler's mouth. The dog was pulled off of the toddler by his mother, and the child was taken to Children's Hospital to recover.