The Fourth Dog Attack in Mesa in Recent Months

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The Fourth Dog Attack in Mesa in Recent Months

Officials are reporting that a Mesa woman in her 40’s suffered injuries after being attacked by her own two dogs.

The Dog Attack

Collin Williams, spokesman for the Rural/Metro Fire Department, explained the fight, saying she was trying to break up a fight between her two pit bulls in her backyard when the dogs turned and attacked her. She suffered serious bites to her left wrist and forearm, but her injuries were non-life-threatening. Williams said the woman had significant injuries and had to be transported by helicopter to the Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center.

Williams said that per the owner’s request, the dogs were secured in the home after the attack.

Fourth Reported Dog Attack

This was the fourth dog attack in Mesa Valley in recent months.

The highest profile incident occurred when a pit bull named Mickey mauled 4-year-old Kevin Vicente when he entered the dog’s yard and tried to take a bone away from dog. This case sparked a large controversy and campaign by members of the public to save the dog from being euthanized. A judge ordered the dog de-fanged, neutered and confined for life to an animal rehabilitation center.

The two other incidents involved an Akita that attacked  9-month-old girl she shared a home with, leaving the girl in critical condition, and a woman that was hospitalized with serious injuries after she attempted to break up a fight between her dogs and her neighbor’s dogs.

Arizona Dog Bite Law

It’s important to remember that Arizona is not a one free bite state, meaning that Arizona’s dog bite statute imposes a strict liability on the owner of any dog that bites a person.

If you’re involved in a dog bite accident, you need the advice of expert dog bite attorneys such as those at Personal Injury Attorneys PLLC.

Source: AZ Central, East Mesa woman mauled by dog, April 4, 2014

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