The Center for Disease Control released some statistics regarding dog bites in the United States, and the information reveals that nearly 4.5 million people suffer dog bites every year in this country. Not all of these bites are serious, but it was reported that 885,000 of these victims do seek medical attention, and half of them are children. Approximately 27,000 of those had reconstructive surgery in 2012.
One of the most traumatic things that can happen to a child is to be the victim of an animal attack. While most domestic animals are friendly and relatively harmless, there are always unknowns when it comes to animals, particularly unfamiliar ones. A seemingly docile or playful dog actually could be a dangerous dog, and things can turn tragic in the blink of an eye. Estimates are that about 4.5 million Americans suffer dog bite injuries every year, and many of those victims are children.