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Posted on January 24, 2017 by

Stray Dog Attacks Woman and Officer: This Could Happen in St. Louis

If you’re like most people, when you see a stray dog, your heart goes out to it. You want to help it any way that you can. Unfortunately, sometimes your best intentions can end with disastrous consequences.

One woman recently learned this the hard way. She had seen some stray dogs and decided to feed them. As she was feeding them, one of the dogs bit her on the leg. She called 911 and Animal Control, and when an officer arrived on the scene he was also bitten by the dog.

In this particular case, the stray dogs were actually strays. However, it’s common for an animal that is believed to be a stray is actually owned by someone who wasn’t paying attention and they managed to get out of their home or enclosure. In that situation, the owner of the dog is responsible, and should pay for damages.

If you’ve been bitten by a dog, stray or not, it’s important to get prompt medical attention for your injuries. After you do that, contacting a St. Louis dog bite attorney should be the next thing you do. We can assist you with getting compensation for your injuries, as well as any other related expenses that you may incur. Your St. Louis dog bite attorney has navigated these scenarios many times before, so you can be certain that you’ll get excellent legal advice for your case.