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Come by and see me! Call Tuck the Law Dog for an appointment. (My secretary may answer the phone as I am usually in consultation). Dog Law. Tuck is “licensed” in Georgia. Please keep your dogs in an enclosure-for their safety and to avoid possible injuries to my dog friends and financial harm to pet parents pocket-books (dog leash ordiance violations can be costly–and so can a lawsuit to defend a dog bite.)
Take care my friends.
Tuck the Law Dog
As reported in the local news: On July 1, 2011, eleven people (two of which were reported to be the dogs owners) from Cherokee County and nearby counties had to undergo treatment for exposure to rabies. Why??? The dogs owners failed to vaccinate their dog against rabies. Apparently the dog bit its two owners, which then exposed the 9 other people that were at the home to include the dog owner’s children and out of county visitors. This dog died a horrible death suffering from rabies. This dog is reported to have also bitten a pig, which then had to be euthanized. Tuck’s reader’s know that Tuck is against over vaccinating dogs–but that he strongly supports getting dogs vaccinated for rabies. Rabies vaccinations are sponsored in Cherokee County at Pet Stores, private pet foundations and organizations, and at county supported events, often for a minimal fee usually averaging $7 to $10 dollars. Events are even offered whereby neither you nor your dog have to get out of your car, you just “drive thru” and your pet can be vaccinated at this minimal cost. Tuck understands that there are families that cannot afford to pay for a vet visit and a vaccination, which normally runs about $75 – $80 dollars. However, if you can afford a cell phone or cable TV, then there is no reason you cannot pay $7 to $10 for a rabies vaccine! If not, then you should not take on the responsibility of bringing a dog into your life. This failure to expend $7 – $10 has resulted in pain and suffering for this dog, loss of life for this dog and the pig, and pain and suffering and probably extensive medical bills for this family and their friends for undergoing rabies treatment. Please make sure your dog has a rabies vaccine. If you are as concerned as Tuck is about over-vaccinating, you can ask your vet for a Titer test, keeping in mind that Georgia Law requires a rabies vaccine at least every three years.
Take Care, Ya’ll,
Tuck the Law Dog
“Dog Bites” and the Law
Mom says she doesn’t worry about me biting anyone that comes to the office–’cause all I want to do is give everyone non-stop kisses! I just love to greet Mom & Dad’s clients. But even so, Mom has a gate on her office door and keeps me in there when a client comes that hasn’t met me before. Dad also doesn’t allow me in his office when he is meeting with a client, ’cause I just want to sit in their lap and be scratched! Sometimes the client asks if I can come in and sit with them–they are so nice to me. But on the serious side, pet parents should excercise great caution when introducing a dog to someone new. Don’t let a dog run up to a stranger. Don’t let us dogs run loose with no supervision. Don’t let children approach a dog without asking permission of the handler. If there is any concern at all in how a dog and a person will react to each other, keep the parties apart, and allow each to take his time in getting to know the other. Dogs can react to a frightening situation by biting, and dog bites can have serious legal and financial ramifications.
“Dog Bite” laws vary by state and not only include bites but attacks and maulings as well. Some state laws take into consideration the dog’s propensity to be dangerous; whether the petparent knew the dog was dangerous; whether the petparent was negligent; whether there was provocation to make the dog bite, for example, taunting the dog or poking the dog with an object; whether the person bit was on private or public property; some states laws take into consideration whether the peron bit was aware of a “Dangerous Dog” sign; whether the state has a “leash law;” trespass issues by the person bitten; etc. In my opinion, the best remedy is to proceed with caution when your dog is meeting someone new or when bringing your dog into an environment likely to agitate the dog. Don’t leave a dog tied up so that it feels its only defense when approached by a stranger is to bite or attack. If you are gong to keep my dog buddies tied up all the time–you really should consider finding the dog another family that will make it an important and respected part of the family and not treat it like a piece of property and not a family member–which will be my topic another day. Parents, keep a firm grip on your dog, your children, and the situation.
Take care, ya’ll,
Tuck the Law Dog
***”Tuck offers this above article for informational purposes only. Anyone bitten by a dog or who has a dog that has bitten someone, could benefit from the advice of legal counsel pertaining to the laws and codes of the jurisdiction where the incident occurred, if necessary.”