Officials in Robeson County, North Carolina have seized three dogs after a fatal attack which took place in December. An article detailing the continuing investigation is available here.
According to the Robeson County Sheriff’s Department, the attack—which killed a 73-year-old grandmother and injured her two grandchildren—took place on Olivet Church Road in the Marietta Community. The two children—aged nine and seven—are currently recovering from surgery.
In response to the incident, the Sheriff’s Department seized three Rottweiler dogs owned by the deceased woman’s brother from a home in Fairmont. The removal of the dogs followed an investigation into the deadly attack. News sources indicate the dogs’ owners still possess other dogs with out-of-date rabies vaccinations.
About Dog Bites
Dog bites and other animal attacks impact millions of Americans every year. While most dogs are loyal pets, they can—under the wrong circumstances—cause very severe injuries or even death when they bite or attack humans.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 4.5 million dog attacks occur each year in the United States—leading to 885,000 injuries serious enough to require medical attention. In 2015 alone, dog bite related injuries accounted for over one-third of all homeowners’ liability payouts—totaling more than $570 million.
We Can Help
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to a dog bite or other animal attack caused by the negligence of an animal owner, call the experienced North Carolina Dog Bite Attorneys at Henson Fuerst today at 919-781-1107 or complete a free initial consultation form.
When you call, you will speak with one of our experienced Raleigh Personal Injury attorneys. They will investigate every detail of your situation at no cost to you—and fight hard to protect your rights. At Henson Fuerst, you will never pay an attorney’s fee up front—and you owe us nothing unless we recover for you.