Story Ideas - Dog Bites: Prevention, Statistics, Background

June 4, 2012

Every year more than 4.7 million people are bitten by a dog, and dog bite victims requiring medical attention in the United States number approximately 800,000 annually. Children between the ages of 5 and 9 are at greater risk of being bitten by a dog and also of being severely injured by that bite. The most surprising aspect of this public health crisis is that it doesn't have to be this way—dog bites are preventable through training and responsible pet ownership. Unfortunately, many attempts to control dog aggression have been misguided and ineffective, including breed-specific legislation.

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Dr. Gail Golab, head of AVMA animal welfare and the only credentialed veterinary animal welfare specialist in America
Contact: Tom McPheron, (847) 285-6781

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