Neil Hudgell Solicitors

What happens when a dog’s bark isn’t worse than its bite?

By Jessica Gower

Dogs might well be man’s best friend, but the number of dog bite claims is on the rise, with a series of severe attacks having been reported both by the police and the press recently.

Just last month, a woman and her Lhasa Apso were attacked in York by a Staffordshire bull-terrier-type dog, with both owner and pet sustaining serious injuries that required urgent medical attention.

And this isn’t a standalone case. Last year, more than 6,000 people were admitted to hospital following a canine attack, costing the NHS an estimated £3m…

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