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Dog Loved by Veteran Could Be Euthanized After Biting Two

MARIETTA, Ohio — The McCabe residence on Franklin Street is not an ordinary household. Russell, 52, and Christy, 47, have visitors who include motorcycle club members, people seeking Russell’s expertise in mechanics and construction, and sometimes people who, like Russell, …

Dog Bite Leads Southwest Air to Limit Emotional Support Animals to Dogs, Cats

Southwest Airlines Co. will limit customers to only one dog or cat as an emotional support animal, changing its policy after a biting incident on a flight. The carrier follows larger rivals that had altered policies for animals on board …

Postal Service Reports Rise in Dog Bites Again

Booming online retail sales are good news for the U.S. Postal Service, but its carriers are incurring a cost: more dog bites. Dog attacks on postal workers rose last year to 6,755, up 206 from the previous year and the …

Mississippi Officials Warn of Dangerous Dog Pack

Natchez Trace officials are recommending that cyclists, horseback riders and pedestrians use other sections of the Mississippi parkway after a cyclist was chased and bitten by a group of dogs along the southern edge of the Ross Barnett Reservoir. People …

Oregon Mail Carrier Files $180K Lawsuit Over Dog Attack

An Oregon postal worker seeks more than $180,000 in a lawsuit filed against the owner of a dog that allegedly attacked her. The Register-Guard newspaper reports that Kristin Joachim’s suit was filed in Lane County Circuit Court. The court document …

Pit Bulls Top List of Oregon County Dog Bite Cases

A report by the Jackson County Animal Services shows pit bulls top the list of dog-bite cases involving humans in 2013. The Mail-Tribune says the Oregon city of Medford is currently exploring options to deal with dangerous dogs. A police …

New Jersey Court: Pet Sitter Can Sue Dog’s Owners Over Bite

A New Jersey appellate court says a woman injured by a dog she was being paid to watch can sue the animal’s owners. The Star-Ledger reports the Bergen County woman agreed to care for her neighbor’s golden retriever while they …

Judge: Ohio Dog Accused of Biting Not ‘Dangerous’

A judge has sided with a central Ohio dog owner who argued her small, white bichon frise shouldn’t be labeled as a “dangerous” dog under a new Ohio law. The law opened the door for dogs other than pit bulls …

New York High Court Dismisses Dogbite Lawsuit

New York’s highest court has dismissed a 4-year-old lawsuit against Marijane Reilly of Onondaga County and her Labrador-husky mix Mollie, citing a legal precedent known as “first bite.” John and Lisa Smith sued because Mollie broke her leash and ran …

Landlord Can Be Liable in Dog Bite Case Per South Carolina Court

South Carolina’s Supreme Court has unanimously agreed to let a lower court decide if a landlord is liable for damages in a dog bite case. The Supreme Court’s decision Monday says landlords could be found liable for a dog bite …