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Keep Pets Kenneled During Your New Year's Party To Prevent Guests From Becoming Bitten

keep-pets-kenneled-during-your-new-years-party-to-prevent-guests-from-becoming-bittenMost people are either a dog, or cat person, and there are even some folks that have horses, birds, and numerous other animals on their property. Not all of these companions are vicious, nor do they all pose a threat to humans. Many of them provide their owners with friendship, feelings of security, and eventually, most pets become actual members of the family. Households throughout the world have dogs, including numerous ones right here in Florida. They are incredibly loyal and often find themselves in trouble just for protecting their owner. Various breeds may be more inclined to bite, but there is always a possibility of snapping, regardless of their classification.

Sharp teeth pave the way for painful lacerations and punctures to the skin. Depending on how deep they go, muscles can become ripped, ligaments torn, and even arteries shredded. Stitches may be required to fix some of the damages, as well as various other procedures and treatments. On rare occasions, an attack can result in a wrongful death too. Ultimately, pet owners are liable for the animal's actions on their property and in public. Many Florida counties have leash laws to prevent canines from running amuck and doing as they please, but these regulations alone are often not enough to stop incidents entirely. If your best friend is prone to biting, consider muzzling them before heading for a walk in the park. This act will protect the visitors by not giving the pet a chance to nip in the first place, and your family will benefit by not being subjected to the undesirable mishap.

Having a party to celebrate the new year is a common practice. Homeowners invite guests over to share in the joyous occasions, but failing to lock your dog away could be a recipe for disaster. There is often drinking going on at the event, and all it takes is one rowdy happening to send even the mildest mannered dog into a fit. If they feel like a family member is in danger, the animals will stop at nothing to eliminate the threat. Not all pets are kennel trained, but if yours is, lock them away safely inside until the festive event is over. A person can also utilize a closed garage, bedroom, or another appropriate area to keep the animal tucked away. It is important to ensure that the handle of the door stays latched, and that not just anyone can open it.

Property owners with horses may not see them as a threat, but a quick search on the web paints a different picture. A person can find videos of the pets biting hair, or body parts, and flinging the victim around like a rag doll. There is something about the species that makes children and adults want to rub their fur. People stand next to the pens, and if the horse mistakes their locks for food, they may attempt to grab a little snack. Stallions, mares and their offspring alike, become spooked easily. If they buck against the corral and it is not secure enough to withstand the impact, it may come crashing down. Guests can sustain severe damages from becoming trampled. Make sure the fence is sturdy, and lock the animal away in their stable. The act will keep everyone, including the livestock, safely out of harm's way.

If you sustain damages from someone's pet, depending on its severity, you may be entitled to fair compensation for the injuries. Our lawyers have successfully represented many members of the Sarasota community for years, and they will be more than happy to assist you too. Give us a call at 941-954-4000 to schedule a free case review today.

Attorney Stephen Fernandez

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