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Woman Loses Both Legs in Savage Dog Attack

A Georgia woman recently received some tragic news: that she will need to have her second leg amputated after a savage dog attack. The woman was popping popcorn in 2016 when the dogs broke through her kitchen door and attacked. She fought them with a toilet plunger and fled through nearby doors, trying to distance herself from the pit bulls. She then found her cell phone and called a neighbor, pleading for help to stop the dogs from “eating” her. When one of her sons, who owned the dogs, called 911, he lied about the breed of dog that had attacked, saying it was a Chihuahua mix. Failing to see the urgency of the situation as a result, the police did not use emergency lights when responding to the scene, slowing their response time. Her injuries were described as extraordinary and some of the most catastrophic a prosecutor involved had…
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Dog Walkers Sue Animal Shelter After Being Mauled By Dog

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. The two girls took a pit bull named Hooch from the shelter to play in an enclosed yard. While walking the dog, it was said to have viciously attacked and mauled one of the walkers, and when the other tried to help, the dog went after her, too. One suffered severe injuries to her left thigh, the other to her right arm. The first attack led to around $4,000 in medical expenses, while the injuries to the woman who tried to help totaled nearly $33,000. According to a lawsuit the women filed, the shelter was aware that Hooch…
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Georgia Lawmakers Consider Changes to Dog Bite Reporting

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. The dogs in question: American Pit Bull Terriers American Staffordshire Terriers American Bullies Staffordshire Bull Terriers Doberman Pinschers Rottweilers German Shepherds Chow Chows Huskies Great Danes Akitas Boxers Wolf-hybrids Dog Bite Injury Liability There are two statutes in Georgia law regarding dog bites. The first is Georgia Code Title 51, Chapter 2, Section 6, which…
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