Originally Posted by gratefulmum
And what do I do with the dog? She is a part of our family and we love her, but she bit our baby. How can we be sure that it won't happen again.
Would you get rid of your family pet if this happened????
In Iowa hospitals are required by law to report dog bites, dogs get '3 strikes'. Our old puppy bit me on the face (accidently) and I had to get 3 stiches below my eye. A couple of months later my mom was playing with him and he bit her on the hand (her fault since she was wrestling with him) and she ended up with 5 stitches in her hand, the hospital told her that the dog now had 2 strikes, one more and the Sheriff would be at our house to dispose of the dog. Same thing happened to DH's parents dog, it kept biting and attacking people (but never got reported to the hospital) to the point where the neighbors were calling the sheriff almost daily to come have the sheriff put it down (they live on a farm) finally a neighbor kid went over and shot the dog himself. And, IMO, good riddence, that dog was a menace, it attacked anyone that walked near it. I wouldn't get out of the car if he was loose.