Toledo, Ohio (PRWEB) May 10, 2013
National Dog Bite Prevention Week is May 19-25, 2013 and the Charles E. Boyk Law Offices will be spreading awareness and sharing dog bite prevention tips throughout that week. But, the law office wanted to remind the community that dog bite season has already arrived, and individuals must be aware of the caution and prevention to be practiced around unchained dogs.
The USPS has release prevention background and tips regarding dog bites. There are over 4.5 million people bitten by a dog annually, with children being a majority of these victims. The three types of individuals most susceptible to a dog bite are children, the elderly, and letter carriers. It is also important to realize that dog bite attacks could happen to anyone, with the number of reported incidences exceed those of measles, whooping cough, and mumps combined.
Attorney Charles Boyk has personally seen the result of tragic dog bites and said that it is important to do all we can to prevent such attacks. “I urge the community to follow the below tips on avoiding dog bite attacks because the result can be tragic, as I’ve seen in my own clients.”
Avoiding a Dog Bite Attack:
- Don’t run past a dog – their instinct is to chase you
- Don’t scream when threatened by a dog and avoid eye contact – try to remain motionless and back away slowly from the dog
- Don’t approach a strange dog – especially a dog that is tethered or confined
- Do not pet unknown animals – if you do choose to pet a dog, let the dog see and sniff you beforehand
- If dog attacks, try to place object between you and the dog – if you believe that the dog will attack you, try to block the dog with an object like a backpack or bike
“You can only hope that owners properly train and confine their dogs, but that’s not always the case. Protect yourself against dangerous dogs and do whatever you can to avoid being bitten,” stated Attorney Charles Boyk.