City Resolves Dog Bite Incidents By Returning Dogs to Owners
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
A man in Shelbyville owns a dog that was impounded for biting. The details
of who or where the
dog bite occurred are not reported. However, the city’s biggest concern seemed
to be if the dog owner could afford the necessary shots and shelter costs.
The owner was questioned regarding this before the board unanimously voted
to release the dog under the conditions he would get shots and pay shelter
fees. The concerns of an officer at Animal Control weren’t the owner’s
financials but rather his age and health fearing his inability to control
the dog. Animal Control will follow up on the case.
In the second dog bite incident, a dog ran out of its owner's house
and bit a woman riding her bike. The woman did appear and advised that
she did not want to see the dog euthanized. The explanation for the dog
being able to bite the woman was that the latch on the door is faulty
and the kids leaving for school failed to fully latch the door. Tenants
also advised that the landlord of the property will be installing new
doors and windows in two weeks. The board voted to release this dog as well.
Seeking immediate medical attention is the first step after being bitten
by a dog. The second is to hire your St. Louis Personal Injury Attorney
at Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC. We will talk to and get information
and documents from all necessary parties. Too often insurance companies
try to settle as quickly and as low as possible. Your best interest is
not their best interest.
Call us for a free consultation so that we can see that you are fairly treated.