Dog Attack Leaves Child Severely injured

A dog attack in Ohio sent a ten-year-old boy to the hospital. Cory Davis was walking home from school when a dog that had been tethered by a chain broke free and attacked him. His cousin Courtney Davis heard screams and ran out to see her father tending to the injured child.

"I was here holding him in my arms and rubbing his head as my dad is pouring peroxide into his arm. He was so much in shock that he didn't even feel the peroxide hitting his open wound."

According to Courtney the wound was so deep that she could see down to the bone. The dog had already threatened many of the neighbors. A few days prior to the attack Courtney and her neighbor were outside when the dog nearly broke its chain trying to get to them.

Cory was taken to a local hospital where he is being treated for the wounds that the dog inflicted. According to Cory's mother her son has a 2 ¾ by 1 inch gash in his arm.

The subject of tethering dogs has recently been in the news. Many states, to include Connecticut, California, Nevada, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia all have a state wide ban or restriction when it comes to tethering or chaining dogs. Proponents of the non-tethering movement believe that tethered dogs are not properly socialized and are more likely to attack.

The staff and attorneys at Van Dorn & Curtiss would like wish Cory Davis a speedy and complete recovery.


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