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Camano Island, Washington – Child Suffers Serious Injuries From Dog Bite

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Posted on May 17, 2019

Camano Island, Washington (May 16, 2019) – A child suffered serious injuries after being attacked by a dog on Camano Island’s Lost Forest Lane. According to the Island County Sheriff’s Office, the 4 year-old victim sustained injuries to his head, neck, hip, groin and buttocks. He was taken to the Providence Hospital for treatment.

The incident happened around 3:30 p.m. on Thursday. The victim was playing with another child on Los Forest Lane when he was bitten several times by a 14-month-old wolf-hybrid. The child was hospitalized, while the animal involved has been taken into custody of Animal Control.

About Dog Bites

From the unfortunate circumstances which has come onto the victims in this case, we extend our sympathies and well wishes for recovery. Dog bites are a serious matter, involving a very painful and sometimes scarring experience for the persons involved. Injuries from dog bites can include amputation, disfigurement, and injuries to the neck, face, nerves and eyes. Unfortunately, over half of the reported dog bite victims are children, who may not be able to recognize the warning signs an aggressive animal might attack.

According to statistics from DogBites.org, from January 2005 to March 2018, the number one breed involved in fatal dog attacks on humans are pit bulls, the same breed of dog involved in this case.  Pit bulls account for more than half of the report with 284 cases, or 65.6% of all cases. It should be noted that each dog’s individual disposition differs even in the same breed, and it would be wise to be cautious around any dog one is not familiar with regardless of breed. People should not be deterred from getting a certain breed of dog, but it would do well for owners to be familiar with capability of the dog so as to be more able to be responsible for the dog.

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