Women successfully sued a dog owner for $8500 after being attacked while on her way to work

Alaskan shepherd
  • Date: July 19, 2008
  • Victim’s Age: 48
  • Victim’s Sex: Female
  • Occupation: Unknown
  • Place: Ontario
  • Compensation/ Settlement Amount: $8500.
  • Breed of Dog: Alaskan shepherd
  • On/Off property: Off
  • Owner of the dog: Stranger
  • Chained: No
  • Relationship to dog: Non-Family
  • Multiple dogs: No
  • Injuries sustained: two tooth punctures on hip


A 48-year-old female was attacked by an Alaskan shepherd while on her way to work. The victim said a dog that was off-leash came charging at her. She yelled for help. The dog grabbed her by the hip and threw her to the ground. She was left with two puncture wounds from the attack.

The victim sustained injuries in the attack and was awarded $8500 in compensation.

The Dog Attack

On July 19, 2008, a 48-year-old woman was walking to work, when a large Alaskan shepherd confronted her. She attempted to cross the street to avoid the animal, but it pursued her and grabbed her by the hip, and threw her to the ground. The dog had her pinned to the ground for around five minutes before the dog owner came and pulled the dog off of her.

The woman went home and her husband phoned the cops and the ambulance. The ambulance transported her to the hospital. She received a needle for rabies and medication for her pain. The bite left 2 puncture wounds. For a while, after the attack, she had to take sleeping medication and had nightmares about dogs. She also developed a fear of large dogs.

Compensation for Injured Victim

The court ordered the dog’s owner to pay the victim $8,500.00 in general damages and an additional $143 for lost wages from the 2 days she missed work.



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