Corpus Christi Teen Hospitalized After Dog Attack
A Miller High School student was hospitalized last week after being attacked by a pack of five dogs.
About the Corpus Christi Dog Attack
According to KRIS-TV, the incident occurred Wednesday on the 400 block of Old Robstown Road as the 15-year-old student was walking home from school.
Details on the boy’s injuries were limited, but the attack was severe enough that the child had to be hospitalized.
All five dogs involved were picked up from their home on Friday. They will be quarantined for ten days to determine if any of them have rabies. All five dogs were identified by Corpus Christi Animal Care Services as American Staffordshire Terrier Mixes.
It is unclear if the owner of the dog will face charges.
National Dog Bite Statistics
- Roughly 4.5 million dog bites occur in the United States each year.
- In 2015 alone, 34 people died of dog bite-related injuries.
- Children between the ages of 5 and 9 have the highest rate of dog-bite injuries, and children are also more likely to require medical treatment their injuries.
- More than 60 percent of dog bites happen at home or at a familiar place, and 75 percent of dog bites come from dogs that belong to a friend or family member.
Many dog bites can be avoided if proper action is taken. Here are some safety tips for avoiding a dog bite:
- Remain motionless when approached by an unfamiliar or aggressive dog.
- Curl into a ball and cover your head and neck with your hands if you are knocked to the ground.
- Let other adults know about stray or strange dogs in the area.
- Never let small children play around dogs unsupervised.
- Do not approach unfamiliar dogs.
- Let a dog see and sniff you before petting it.
Contact an Experienced Dog Bit Attorney
If you or your child are a victim of dog bites, you may be entitled to compensation for your physical, emotional, and mental pain and suffering. Negligent property owners and dog owners could owe you damages. Our experienced personal injury attorneys are available 24/7 to hear your case. If you were injured by a dog, contact Thomas J. Henry for a free case review.