Dog Quarantined After Several Attacks In Naples
A Naples neighborhood has been the scene of several dog attacks over the past few weeks. The good news is that the attacks will hopefully end, as the dog has been taken away from its owner. It’s now in the possession of Collier County Domestic Animal Services.
In one of the incidents in the Landmark Naples community, a woman and her dog were attacked while on a walk. The dog, Max, suffered severe neck injuries that required stitches. The woman is now stuck with more than $3,000 in vet bills.
A neighbor saw the attack. She heard horrible screams and barks. Max’s owner was devastated, as she didn’t know what to do. She was afraid to pull her dog away from the attacking dog because she was afraid that the dog or herself would get injured even more.
Max and his owner were not the only victims. Two other women also claim their dogs were attacked on separate occasions. One of the women was also bitten.
The most recent attack happened on December 15. Max’s owner heard a scream from a neighbor and felt deja vu when she learned the neighbor’s dog was also attacked—by the same dog. The dog was described as angry and “very vicious.”
Dog Bite Injuries
A dog bite can cause a wide range of injuries, from physical to emotional. Physical injuries include the following:
- Puncture wounds
- Facial injuries
- Broken bones
- Head trauma
- Back and neck injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Nerve damage
In addition, a dog bite can cause scarring and disfigurement. These injuries can be permanent and can cause lasting emotional damage, especially if they are on the face or other prominent area of the body.
Dog bites can cause emotional damages such as anxiety, fear, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A victim may have flashbacks or nightmares about the attack. Children are especially known to develop a fear of dogs. For some victims, the fear is so bad that they are even afraid to go outside because they might come across a stray dog.
The scarring and disfigurement may also cause victims to develop low self-esteem. They may be ashamed and embarrassed about their body and try to cover up the scars. When that fails, they may refuse to go out in public, choosing to stay isolated at home.
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Dog bites can be serious in nature—for people, dogs, and other animals. These attacks can cause a wide range of injuries, including deep lacerations, facial injuries, broken bones, and back and neck injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a dog attack, contact the Florida dog bite lawyers at Meldon Law. We can help you pursue your case and work with the other parties involved so you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us 24/7 for legal help. Call (800) 373-8000 or fill out the online form. We have three offices to serve you: Gainesville, Ocala, and Fort Lauderdale.