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What will happen to the dog?

In most cases, nothing will happen to the dog except that it might be quarantined for a few days (frequently at the dog owner's home). However, if the attack is exceptionally brutal, or other conditions are met, the local animal control authority or court may issue orders requiring that the dog be confined or destroyed.

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What to Do if You're Attacked

  • Seek immediate medical attention
  • Take photographs of the wounds
  • Call 911 or animal control to report the incident
  • Take photographs of the dog (if it's safe to do so)
  • Gather information about the dog owner (name, address, phone number, insurance info)
  • Contact an experienced dog bite attorney