IS IT TRUE THAT IF MY DOG BITES SOMEONE HE MIGHT BE “PUT TO SLEEP” EVEN IF HE’S NEVER BITTEN ANYONE BEFORE?

Yes. This is sad but true and sometimes necessary to protect the public welfare. The law states that a dog might be confiscated, quarantined for 10 days to allow for the owner to file an appeal, and then put to death in a humane way, if the dog caused severe injury or death, even if it was the first attack.

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I am local accident attorney Jeffrey Meldon and I strongly believe that public education is the first step in the prevention of and/or recovery from a serious accident. My office and I take pride in our work, and the results we get for our clients.

Meldon Law is a regional law firm that is located in Gainesville, Florida. We are personal injury lawyers, litigators and trial lawyers that have been working to get accident victims the justice they deserve for over 40 years throughout North Florida and all over Florida. Accidents involving a car crash, truck wreck, motorcycle, ATVs, bicycle, pedestrian accidents, and dog bites, slip and falls, medical malpractice, and criminal defense are all included in our practice.

For more information on how we can help you, or with any other question you may have, feel free to contact our office at 800-373-8000.

Jeffrey Meldon
Founder of the Meldon Law Firm