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2,000 Pounds in Dog Bite Injury Compensation

Posted on: September 24th, 2010

A dog owner has been ordered to pay 2,000 pounds dog bite injury compensation after her Staffordshire Bull Terrier attacked and bit another dog owner’s arm.

Kidderminster Magistrates Court heard how the unnamed owner from Bewdley, Hereford and Worcestershire, had permitted her dog off the lead in a wooded area off the Cleobury Road.

The dog ran over to a close by Jack Russell, and its owner – fearing the smaller dog was about to be attacked – bent forward to pick her dog up.

The Bull Terrier then bit the second owner, ripping a chunk out of her arm and leaving the injury in need of stitches which will result in a permanent scar.

During the hearing, the owner of the Bull Terrier was told to pay the victim 2,000 pounds compensation and ensure that her dog wears a muzzle at all times.