Our child was attacked by a 6 month old chocolate lab, that the owner decided to unleash in a park with children playing.
Why did she unleash this dog? We have a medical alert dog for our child, our dog was off leash as well but she is under voice & hand control.
The dog was quarantined at the owners home, due to the bite mark on the side of our daughters face.
I am one of the 2 parents and was at home when I received a call about the attack. We live 6 blocks away and while en-route I called 911.
The long and short of it is, that we took our daughter to the ER and was told that yes she was bitten and so did her pediatrician the next day. Bite on face was obvious and dog also jumped on her back going for her neck leaving marks.
Owners are refusing to pay for just the medical bills.We are not asking them for thousands of dollars, just the cost of the medical bills and the pediatrician's bill. Nothing more nor less. I called them after obtaining the police report. They did not answer nor have they ever returned a call. Well, apparently Firefighters are now Doctors and according to them our child was not bitten. The police report states that it was only a dog disturbance. Yet, the dog was quarantined for 10 days? What can I do at this point? I have taken photo's and went back to the park for measurements to prove that the report was inaccurate and her father was only ten feet away from her. He looked away for a moment and she was taught to not approach random dogs. The police officers report was so inaccurate and the only *supposed eye witness* could not have seen what happened, unless she was super hero. Well folks, if you are ever in San Jose, get your free check up at the Fire Stations. According to the reports they are now experts. SSHHEESH!
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