People here in Massachusetts and all over the country have pets, and usually they are considered part of the family. Pet owners might assume that their beloved pet would never hurt anyone, but unfortunately, that is not always the case. Owners are expected to take responsibility for their dog or other pet if it bites someone unprovoked and causes any injury. A recent out-of-state incident highlights exactly what can happen in a dog bite case.
A man is now facing multiple charges after his dog allegedly bit a young child. The incident happened on an evening in November last year, though the criminal charges were recently filed. The man is accused of several misdemeanors, including cruel treatment to animals, failure to quarantine and violation of owner duties. The child in this case was 4 years old, and the dog is reportedly a pit bull terrier.