By Ryan E. Alekman, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
A Massachusetts five year old boy and his seven year old sister were visiting family recently when the visit turned tragic. The family’s pet bullmastiff charged the children, wounding the little girl and seriously injuring the little boy. The dog reportedly attacked without warning or provocation, as the family was leaving the house. The child suffered serious facial injuries from the attack and was taken to the hospital. The dog, a 2 ½ year old, is under the supervision of animal control officers and will remain in quarantine until the owners make a decision on what to do with the animal.
Small children and aggressive dogs too often turn into a tragic mix. Animals can strike without warning if they become spooked, and small children are especially vulnerable because they might do something to unwittingly provoke an attack. Parents should be very wary when bringing their children into a home with a large or aggressive dog breed. Dog owners need to be sure to keep their pets securely restrained when children are in the house. You can find out more about this holiday dog attack at Child attacked by dog in Dighton.