Fans of "pitties" or pit bulls aren't going to like the newest information in a joint Ohio State University and Nationwide Children's Hospital study.
Pit bulls and mixed breed dogs are the most likely to cause severe dog bites, according to a new study by researchers at Ohio State University's Wexler Medical Center. However, some pit bull rescues claim the study is limited and misleading.
Mail carriers and pet dogs have a long and sordid history -- to the point where "mailman versus dog" has become a pop culture trope. Unfortunately, Cleveland has a particularly bad problem when it comes to interactions between mail carriers and dogs.
In general, people are being subjected to fewer dog bites each year -- likely due to educational efforts directed toward owners and legislation on local levels that help keep pets under control.
A 57-year-old Akron native is struggling to recover from her injuries after a vicious attack by three pit bulls -- but she considers herself fortunate to even be alive.
The citizens of Ohio may be surprised to learn that dog bites are a much more potent threat than they realize. For starters, dog bites affect 4.7 million Americans annually, the majority of whom tend to be children and old people. As a matter of fact, according to the Department of Health, there were more than 14,000 serious dog bites in the state of Ohio alone during the year 2017, and there were 22 fatalities.
If you spend any time at all on forums involving dog lovers, you're bound to encounter discussions about pit bulls. Many dog lovers -- and owners -- say that pit bulls get a bad rap.
Officials with the Franklin County Animal Control office are asking an Ohio judge to apply the "dangerous dog" label to three dogs that were involved in a deadly attack on two other dogs. The attack has largely horrified the community of Gahanna, Ohio, because the dogs that were killed were inside their own home at the time.
Being attacked by a dog can be a very traumatic experience and one that you might remember for the rest of your life. While the experience might get easier to deal with over time, some animal attack victims, unfortunately, have to deal with scars that do not fade.
People who own pets in Ohio are strictly liable for damages caused by them. This means that if you are bitten by a dog in Ohio, you may be entitled to damages without having to demonstrate negligence or wrongdoing on the part of the dog owner. Dog bites may result in jagged scars or another disfigurement that could require reconstructive surgery to correct. They also often cause emotional stress or psychological trauma that requires counseling.