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What Are Common Breeds Associated With Fighting Dogs?
Dog fighting is a cruel and illegal activity that involves two dogs forced into a violent battle for entertainment and gambling purposes. This gruesome "sport" has a history dating back centuries and is still prevalent in some parts of the world, despite being condemned and outlawed in many countries, including the United States.
One of the most common breeds associated with dog fighting is the American Pit Bull Terrier. Pit bulls, known for their strength and tenacity, are unfortunately exploited and bred for this brutal activity. Other breeds that have been used in dog fighting include the Dogo Argentino, English Mastiff, and Staffordshire Bull Terrier, among others.
The nature of dog fighting makes it an extremely dangerous and inhumane practice. Not only do the dogs suffer severe injuries, broken bones, and internal damage during the fights, but they are also often subjected to harsh training methods to enhance their aggression. Bait animals, typically weaker and defenseless dogs, are used to "train" the fighting dogs to attack, causing immense suffering to these innocent creatures.
What Should I Do if I’m Involved in a Dog Attack?
The presence of aggressive dogs endangers the public, as there have been instances of dogs escaping and attacking innocent bystanders.
If you or your pet is attacked by an aggressive dog, your safety is of utmost importance. In such a situation, the following steps should be taken:
Seek Immediate medical attention
If you or your pet sustains injuries, it is essential to seek medical attention promptly. Dog bites can cause serious infections and complications, so it is crucial to have the wounds properly cleaned and treated.
Report the incident
Contact local law enforcement and animal control to report the aggressive dog and the attack. Providing detailed information can help authorities address the issue and prevent future incidents.
If possible, try to gather information about the dog's owner or any witnesses to the attack. Collect contact details and statements that may be useful in legal proceedings.
Document injuries and damages
Take photographs of the injuries and any damage caused by the aggressive dog. This documentation may be crucial in pursuing compensation for your losses.
Consult a dog bite lawyer
Dog bite cases can be legally complex, and having a knowledgeable attorney by your side can significantly increase your chances of obtaining fair compensation. MVP Accident Attorneys has a team of experienced dog bite lawyers who can guide you through the legal process and help you seek justice for your injuries.
How Can a Dog Bite Lawyer Hold the Negligent Party Responsible?
Speaking with a dog bite lawyer at MVP Accident Attorneys can be essential in pursuing compensation for all accident-related damages. They understand the complexities of dog bite laws, liability, and insurance claims, and will work tirelessly to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for medical expenses, lost wages, pain, and suffering.
Contact Us Today!
If you or your pet falls victim to an aggressive dog attack, it is crucial to take immediate action to protect yourself and seek legal assistance to hold the responsible parties accountable.
MVP Accident Attorneys offers free consultations and stands ready to advocate for your rights and wellbeing in dog bite cases. Contact us today to learn more.
Brett S. Sachs graduated from Michigan State University College of Law with Cum Laude Honors. While attending Michigan State, Brett was awarded for his service in the Michigan State University College of Law Civil Rights Clinic, where he represented prisoners of the Michigan Department of Corrections from injustices brought upon them. Learn more.
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