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A 9-year-old boy is in hospital and in need of plastic surgery after being attacked by three of his neighbor’s Rottweilers, that chased him into his home, according to a BBC News report.

The dogs, a neighbor’s pets, were supposed to be secured in the neighbor’s kitchen, but somehow escaped from the house and attacked the boy.

The child, who suffered more than a dozen bite wounds to his face, back, arms and legs, may possibly need plastic surgery, the news report said. One of the Rottweilers has been put down.

This is the third in a string of dog attacks – read Pit-Bulls and Rottweilers – in England in recent months. On New Year’s Day, 5-year-old Ellie Lawrenson was mauled to death by her uncle’s Pit-Bull Terrier. And last year 5-month-old Cadey-Lee Deacon died after being attacked by two Rottweiler guard dogs.

In California a dog’s owner is strictly liable for bite injuries their dog causes. There are exceptions but very few. This means if your dog bites someone, you are legally at fault. Homeowners’ insurance companies pay out over a billion dollars in dog related claims a year.

Keeping a Pit-Bull Terrier or a Rottweiler as a pet is like keeping a lion or tiger as a pet. Keeping one of these dogs is putting the entirety of your assets on the line for a pet. Over 70% of the dog attack cases we have handled have involved Pit-Bull Terriers and Rottweilers. We have handled so many dog attack cases that we have special protocols for assisting the victims, suggesting plastic surgeons, collecting evidence, calculating damages and producing demand packages for presentation to the offending dog owner’s insurance company. Some of the plastic surgeons will wait to get paid until the injured person resolves their case if we vouch for the client and their case.

Here is a Web site that offers a lot of prevention tips, including how to read a dog’s body language,

We provide victims of dog attacks in depth, no cost, not obligation consultations and guidance.

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