People who own pets here in Massachusetts frequently treat them like members of the family. However, as much as people love their furry friends, pets can cause significant harm to people, property or even other pets. If that happens, the responsibility generally falls on the owner of the pet. This is what one pet owner is facing after a young boy in another state suffered a serious dog bite.
Authorities report that a 9-year-old boy, playing in his neighborhood, was bitten by a dog that got away from the person walking it. Police allege that the dog chased the boy and bit his arm before the boy's father was able to pull the dog away from the boy. The boy was rushed to a local hospital for treatment.