Texas is not the place to be when you talk about dog ownership. Which dogs cause the attacks? What can you do?
Unfortunately, our fine state leads the nation in some not-so-good ways.
We’re actually one of the more dangerous states, and frequently the most dangerous state (depending on the year), when it comes to serious dog bite injuries and fatalities.
DogsBite.org gathers and reports data on dog bites and the serious injuries and fatalities that result from them.
We led the nation in 2015, with a total of 5 deaths, and we also led the nation in total deaths from 2005 – 2013, with 34.
And we’re among the leaders again this year.
In recent years, states like California, Ohio, Florida, and North Carolina have taken the lead. But Texas always competes for the leading position.
So far in 2019, we have 4 confirmed dog attack deaths, and one under investigation. This year also includes the […]