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Campaign Reduces the Number Of Children Suffering Indiana Dog Bite Injuries

June 26, 2013

Dog bites can leave victims with serious injuries, both physical and emotional. That is why groups in Fort Wayne, Indiana, are working to raise awareness about the dangers of dog bite injuries and what can be done to prevent such attacks.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that dogs bite 4.7 million Americans each year and that more than half of those victims are children. In Fort Wayne, children only account for less than a quarter of all Dog Bite Injury victims. Experts attribute this number to two factors.

According to WDRB News, officials with Fort Wayne’s Animal Control & Care say fewer children are being bitten in the region because of a campaign being conducted in local school systems that focuses on teaching children how to be safe around animals. The campaign teaches children how to approach a canine and what signs to watch for of an impending attack by the animal.

Peggy Bender, a spokesperson for Fort Wayne’s Animal Control & Care, explains that getting adults to take in the message is much more difficult though and has led to an increase in the number of bite incidents involving adults.

The Indiana Personal Injury Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin encourage the public to become educated on the signs a dog give before it bites. Doing so will greatly decrease an individual’s chances of being involved in a bite incident.

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