Dog Bites Two Teens in Virginia Beach
Police told the Virginian-Pilot the teens suffered bites to their hands and legs that required medical attention. Anyone with additional information about the attack and the identity of the dog's owner is being asked to contact Crime Solvers at 1-800-LOCK-U_UP (562-5887) or Virginia Beach Animal Control at (757) 385-4444. In addition to potentially charging the pet owner with violations such as having the dog unleashed in a public place and harboring a dangerous animal, officials need to confirm that the dog has an up-to-date rabies vaccination.
View a larger map of where a dog attacked two girls off Mill Dam Road in Virginia Beach.
As a personal injury attorney in Virginia Beach, I know that city codes and Virginia state law make it possible for victims to hold pet owners liable for attacks by their dogs and other companion animals. That liability is particularly applicable when a person allows his or her dog out of the yard without being on a leash. All dogs bite; therefore, all dogs must be properly trained, restrained and vaccinated against rabies and other diseases that can infect -- and potentially kill -- people.