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Some of the most devastating personal injuries our Toledo, Ohio personal injury attorneys handle are those that involve dog bites. Dog bite victims can be left with severe lacerations, bruising, permanent scarring, or even emotional suffering. Pit bulls are often to blame for these vicious dog bites.

According to the Toledo Blade, the city of Sylvania recently declined to vote on two pieces of legislation that would put additional restrictions on “vicious” breeds, which include pit bulls. The restrictions would call for the use of muzzles and leashes on pit bulls and similar breeds anytime the dogs are outside of the home. Other rules under the proposed legislation require that vicious breed puppies be spayed or neutered after 6 months of age, and would also forbid anyone convicted of a felony from owning a vicious breed dog.

Regardless of the vicious dog rules in your city or town, our Toledo, Ohio dog bite attorneys urge everyone to be careful around all dogs. Never attempt to pet a dog that is eating or sleeping, and make sure the dog sees you before you approach. Also be sure never to tease or taunt a dog, or any animal, in order to prevent personal injury from a dog bite.

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