TV station KGW reports that a Gresham man is asking tough questions of the Oregon Humane Society after a dog he adopted attacked and injured his two-year-old daughter. Gerald Borton told the station that the Oregon dog bite to his child required 13 stitches in her scalp. The animal, a mixed golden retriever-labrador, attacked her Monday. Borton had brought the dog home only a few days earlier.
KGW says he told their reporter: “I don’t want to see another family have a two-year-old girl with 13 staples in her head.”
The station says the Humane Society plans to “re-evaluate” the dog “before deciding whether to adopt the dog out again,” though it also quotes OHS officials pointing out that any animal can bite given the right circumstances. This particular dog reportedly was evaluated by the Society prior to being put up for adoption and had undergone “some obedience training.”
Portland, Gresham, Eugene and Medford dog bites can cause serious injuries, particularly to children. If you, your child or a loved one have been the victim of an Oregon dog attack prompt consultation with an Oregon dog bite lawyer is a crucial part of defending your rights. The laws concerning Oregon dog bites and Oregon dog attacks can be complex and confusing for the layperson. A Portland dog attack attorney can help walk you through the law and its procedures, advising you on the best course of action to pursue.
KGW.com: Dog back at humane society