Unlikely Hero in Recent Dog Bite Attack
This isn’t something you see every day: a cat saving a boy from a dog bite attack. This brave cat jumped in to save a little boy who was bitten and dragged by his neighbor’s dog. The cat, Tara, belongs to the boy’s family and the dog had a history of aggressive behavior. Unfortunately, the dog will probably have to be put down.
The boy only required a few stitches and will be fine. There’s no doubt that Tara prevented the boy’s injuries from being worse. As you can see in the video, the dog bite attack was unprovoked, which is more common than you might think. Children are also the most susceptible to dog bite injuries with thousands of reported cases in the United States each year.
Injury from a dog bite can cause significant damage to human flesh. A dog bite often causes more damage than other types of puncture or laceration injuries due to the ripping motion they use when attacking. Most dogs will bite and continue to bite or pull on the body part they target. This causes significant damage that often results in nerve damage and scarring that may need to be addressed by a plastic surgeon for repair. Infections are common with dog bite injuries, as well, as the dogs saliva contains numerous types of bacteria.
Dog bites are often very serious, and whether a cat intervenes for you or not, it’s important to know what to do in case it happens to you or your child. Check out our infographic, 6 Steps to Take After Being Bit by a Dog, for more information. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a dog bite, call the St. Louis dog bite attorneys at Kullmann, Klein, & Dioneda toll-free at 1-800-536-8844. It is important to seek the advice of an experienced personal injury attorney following a dog bite to ensure your legal rights are protected.