What happens when Animal Control shows up?
April 26, 2011 2:42 PM Subscribe
What happens when a dog bite gets reported to the state of Pennsylvania?
posted by anonymous to Law & Government (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My friend's 7-year-old got bit by his black lab. The dog was trying to grab something else but missed and got him in the thigh by mistake. It bruised a very small amount but did not break the skin.
The dog is seriously one of the least aggressive, most well-trained dogs I have met in a while. Gets along well with their smaller and equal-sized dogs. Never shown aggression to anyone. I can't see him biting anyone intentionally.
He has been vaccinated in the past but has not gotten a rabies booster for probably three years or so.
My friend's son went to the school nurse this morning to complain about it. The kid does this a lot, about almost anything--stomachaches, invisible splinters, fights with friends, etc. The school nurse is a mandated reporter, though, and apparently called the state of Pennsylvania.
The family will be devastated if the dog has to be euthanized.
What happens now? I'm assuming Animal Control shows up for a visit. Is there any recourse he has?
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