Dog Bites Five Children During School Recess
Several YES Prep students were bitten by an area stray dog during recess in a recent attack at the southeast campus. A longstanding problem in the area according to occupants in neighboring homes. Your St. Louis dog bite attorneys at Hoffman & Gelfman want to keep you informed, in the event your children might also be at risk.
Not All Fun & Games
School officials reported a total of five 7th grade students were involved in the attack, which occurred after the dog arrived at the campus playground on Tuesday afternoon, at the 300 block of Crenshaw Road. Initially the children were playing with the dog – then it attacked unexpectedly.
Teachers restrained the dog with a sweater, placing him in an area car until City of Houston Animal Control officers arrived. The dog was placed in quarantine, while the Houston Police Department is investigating. Luckily, none of the students attacked were seriously injured or required hospitalization – all went home with their parents.
Are Your Children Aware of Dog Dangers?
Children account for more than half of dog bite victims. Help them avoid becoming statistics. Stress the difference between family pets and those of others, teaching them proper, non-threatening, pet-friendly behavior.
Have you or a family member fallen victim to a dog bite? Count on your St. Louis dog bite attorneys, Hoffman & Gelfman, to see you through. Contact us today.