If you are an animal lover like me, then you know that when you have a pet, they are more than just a cat or a dog, they are like family. Growing up, I have had plenty of different types of animals from cats to birds and even a ferret. However, I must say that out of all of my pets, my dogs have always been my favorite and extremely dear to my heart. Dogs aren’t just a man’s best friend, but also a woman’s when it comes to me. I almost look at my dogs as my children, especially since I always adopt them at such an early age of around 7 to 8 weeks young. So, with this level of attachment, you can pretty much guess how devastating it would be to have something happen to one of my babies. Well, that devastation was realized when I was almost forced to put one down due to a horrible turn of events.
You see, not only do I love my dogs, but they also love me and my family as well. And so, if there is ever a threat to any one of us, my dogs will do whatever is necessary in order to protect us. Unfortunately for my neighbor’s son, this was the case one afternoon when he and his friends thought it would be a good idea to climb our fence and “run with the dogs” according to him. However, my dogs look at anyone who crosses that fence without permission as an intruder. And, unfortunately for my neighbor’s son, he was handled accordingly. While the bite wasn’t very serious, it was significant enough that medics were called as well as police. Since the incident was escalating quickly, You can search online for any dog bite attorney services royal oak mi just in case we were going to need a lawyer in this situation.
Initially, my neighbor threatened to sue us for liability and personal injury. However, because it was actually their son who was at fault and we have proper safeguards in place, such as a suitable fence as well as signage, there was really no basis for a suit. However, sometimes, that isn’t the case with a lot of people. Sometimes, a dog can get out of the fence or even break loose from their own while on a walk and attack another animal or even worse, a person. These cases are very serious and can have some serious consequences. If your dog bites someone, not only can this lead to you being sued, it could also mean having to put your animal to sleep. For me, that would be the utmost worst part of the entire situation. I could deal with having to pay a settlement, although that would be a tough pill to swallow. But, having to put my dog to sleep would be like having to kill my own child. If you love your animals as I do, please be sure to keep them secure and have proper signage for trespassers. Thank goodness we did.