With the weather warming up, New Jersey pet owners and others may want to take advantage of the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. While doing so can be both healthy and fun for people and pets alike, it also can increase the chances of a dog bite.
In a story that has attracted considerable national attention, a young lady who had a passion for lions and other big cats died instantly after a lion swiped her with its paw. The young lady had recently graduated with a degree in biology and was spending much of her time volunteering at zoos and other preserves so that she could work with big cats up close.
In a story that may be of interest to our readers here in New Jersey, a woman from another state lost both of her legs and her fingers after she broke up a dog fight between her two pets. Her family thought initially that she had simply sustained an insignificant dog bite on her finger and a scratch; however, her family took her to the hospital after she began vomiting and suffering a fever a couple of days after the bite.
A New Jersey appeals court has held that a pet sitter may sue the pet owners for a dog bite injury she received while caring for their golden retriever in exchange for money.
While the Thanksgiving holiday is over, New Jersey residents should be grateful that their dealings with turkeys ended at the dining room table. People in other communities are not quite so lucky and will probably have to continue to fear animal bites from wild turkeys long after the holiday feast.
A retired sheriff's deputy now spends his time traveling the country investigating dog attacks. While the man did not report having ever visited New Jersey to investigate a dog bite, he has worked with law enforcement, prosecutors and attorneys from many states who were interested in his opinion on different types of dog bite claims.
Recently, the residents in a New Jersey suburb watched with surprise as what seemed to be a leopard or other wildcat roamed around their neighborhood.
Police do their best to protect the general public from becoming victims of crime. Of course, there is some assumed risk that goes along with the job, but that does not mean anyone, even a New Jersey police officer in the line of duty, should be exposed to an unnecessary level of risk.