We wrote last week about a bill being pushed through the Georgia legislature that would make dog bite reporting rules more robust, in hopes of reducing the rates of dog bites. This week, we have another story about dog bites, this time involving two young women volunteering at a no-kill animal shelter.
Last month, a six-year-old boy in Atlanta was mauled to death by two pit bulls on the way to a bus stop. The incident has led to the proposal of new dog bite reporting rules in the Georgia House. State Rep. Keisha Waites (D-Atlanta) filed the bill, known as Logan's Law, and would require annual, breed-specific statistics on dog bite injuries when any dog on a proposed list is sold. It would also require reporting of statistics for medical costs related to dog bites, as well as litigation awards from lawsuits related to dog bites.