Category Archives: Dog bite injuries

Another baby dies.

.My point, made recently – that fatalities and serious injuries need to be thoroughly investigated, so we can identify all the contributing factors, evaluate the risks and take preventative action – is  supported by another recent fatality. In this appalling … Continue reading

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Who is responsible?

Irresponsible dog owners make others pay the price. I commented further on Rescuedrover’s blog. I had a very bad experience once. A client called me after her medium-sized dog, who was on-lead, standing still in a park, was rushed at … Continue reading

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Another avoidable dog-related fatality.

Investigate serious dog attacks – seriously! I just read a report last night of the death of a 2 year old little girl in Chicago in the US. She was fatally mauled by a dog described as a Pit Bull. … Continue reading

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Dangerous dog laws

DOG ATTACKS I read during the week that the NSW Government plans to introduce tougher laws about dangerous dogs (“NSW approves new rules on dangerous dogs”). There will be three categories for dogs: 1. “menacing” (“those which are aggressive in … Continue reading

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Death of the Fraser Island dingo

I have a great interest in dingoes, especially those of Fraser Island, a beautiful World Heritage site which I visited in January 2013. I was lucky enough to see some Fraser Island dingoes close -up, and wrote about that experience. … Continue reading

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Dog bite injury to a child

This article is a first hand account by a mother of how her child was bitten in the face. It confirms what I have been saying for years – that most dog bite injuries to children are avoidable. The dog … Continue reading

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