We love our pets. Whether a dog, cat or something more exotic, they are like family members. While that may be true, not all dogs and cats are docile and domesticated. Occasionally, a family pet in Massachusetts may lash out at the people around them, and this can happen for a variety of reasons.
An animal’s aggression can turn violent in the blink of an eye. Sometimes dogs and cats have been through trauma that can cause them to be ornery or aggressive. However, it is the owner of that pet that must keep them under control and ensure that they aren’t a danger to anyone who may come into contact with the animal. The failure to do this could result in animal bites that can cause injury and even emotional trauma in the years to come.
Some pets, such as a dog, can bite an unsuspecting passerby. Sometimes it is even a child that is at the wrong place at the wrong time when an animal decides to attack. Dog bites can be serious and can require several stitches and sometimes even more reconstructive surgery if the child or person was attacked repeatedly. While most dogs are friendly and welcoming of human interaction, not all will respond in that way and it is the owner’s responsibility if the animal harms someone.
Sometimes, a person is someone familiar with an animal and is surprised when it attacks. This can happen for a variety of reasons, but it is the owner’s responsibility to control the animal and make sure interactions between the animal and Worcester residents are docile and well controlled. If a person is injured by an animal bite or in an animal attack, they can seek reparations in a personal injury suit. This compensation can off-set the costs associated with animal bites like medical care and counseling.