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Fatal Dog Bite Injuries Claim the Life of a Child

Two pit bulls attacked and killed a 6 year old boy near Gainesville, Florida. The dogs belonged to the boy's family. The dogs followed him outside. His Aunt found him later lying in the driveway. The boy had been around the dogs for a month. Most dog bite victims are attacked by a family dog, a neighbor's dog or a friend's dog. Children are the victims of the most serious dog bite injuries. Seventy percent of all fatal dog attacks involve children. When more than one dog is in the household the risk of a dog bite injury increases. Child's play can be intimidating for an animal. Their loud noises and fast movement may seem like a threat to a dog accustom to adult behavior. There is a difference in Florida and Georgia dog bite liability laws. Florida's liability law is tougher on the dog owner. Children should not be left alone with a dog that may present a risk especially if the dog is unfamiliar with the child. Dog owners love their animals that love may lead to unrealistic ideas concerning their dog's potentially dangerous behavior. This is truly a tragic situation a child is dead and his family is suffering. 

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