- Date: July 9, 2010
- Victim’s Age: Unknown
- Victim’s Sex: Male
- Occupation: Commissioned car salesperson
- Place: Ontario
- Compensation/ Settlement Amount: $51,920.
- Breed of Dog: Unknown
- On/Off property: N/A
- Owner of the dog: N/A
- Chained: No
- Relationship to dog: Non-Family
- Multiple dogs: Yes
- Injuries sustained: bite marks on his Right inner arm, Outer arm, Right forearm, Left calf and Right flank
According to the report, a man was walking his dog when two dogs attacked him. The victim reportedly suffered bite marks on his right inner arm, outer arm, right forearm, left calf and right flank.
All dog owners are responsible for their pets. If their dog has a history of attacking smaller animals or people, they should attempt to keep the dog restrained in their home.
The Horrific Attack
On July 9, 2010, The victim was out for a walk with his dog when two dogs emerged from a house and charged at his Chihuahua. The victim picked up the Chihuahua to protect him and the two dogs attacked him. They bit his arms, leg and side leaving him with serious injuries.
The victim was admitted to the Emergency Department of Trillium Hospital, where he received a tetanus vaccination and antibiotics. The wounds were cleaned and stapled at the facility.
Victim’s Injuries from Dog Attack
On his right inner arm; he had a 3 cm laceration that required 3 staples. On his outer arm, he had a 1 cm that required 2 staples. He also had a scratch on his right forearm from a bite. On his left calf, he had 3 bite wounds requiring a total of 5 staples. On his right flank, he had 5 bites that each measured less than 1 cm.
He reports continuous pain in his left calf when running. After healing his scars cause some itchiness and discomfort. Due to his scars, he may have laser scar revision.
Compensation for Injured Victim
The court awarded the victim a total of $46,416 for general damages, lost wages, out of pocket expenses, and medical expenses. His wife received $5,504 under the family law act and for her housekeeping and nursing services while her husband was injured.