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Kentucky Bill Would Shield Landlords From Liability in Dog Bite Cases

Kentucky lawmakers gave final approval Monday evening to a bill protecting landlords from liability in dog attacks on their rental property when the animals belong to their tenants. The measure stems from a 2012 Kentucky Supreme Court ruling that said …

Despite Pit Bull Ban, Dog Bites Up in Sioux City, Iowa

Eight years after the Sioux City Council enacted a controversial ordinance banning pit bulls from city limits, the number of dog bites reported in Woodbury County is showing a slight increase. Siouxland District Health statistics show that countywide, 137 dog …

US Postal Service Ranks Top Dog Attack Cities

The Postal Service announced that 6,549 employees were attacked by dogs last year as it released its annual top dog attack city rankings. It also shared information on new safety initiatives it is putting in place to help protect its …

Indiana Woman Pushes Rules to Reduce Dog Attacks

A Lafayette, Ind., woman who narrowly escaped a pit bull attack last summer says she’s frustrated by a lack of action by city officials to reduce the threat of dog attacks. Sarah Rawlings has suggested changes to the rules for …

Dog Bites Take Physical, Emotional Toll on Victims

Increasing numbers of Indiana adults are becoming victims of dog bites as education efforts in cities like Fort Wayne help teach children proper ways to approach animals they don’t know. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 4.7 …

State Farm’s Top Dog Bite Claim States

State Farm reportedly paid more than $90 million as a result of the nearly 3,500 dog bite claims in 2010. The list of the top 10 states for dog bite claims in 2010 processed by State Farm is as follows: …