The Humane Society of the United States reports that dogs who are tied up for long periods of time "become lonely, bored and anxious, and they can develop aggressive behaviors.” Specifically, chained dogs are 2.8 times more likely to attack humans than unchained dogs, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Currently, the Texas dog bite law still allows for dogs to be tethered and prohibits tethering only:
- between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. for more than 3 hours;
- during extreme weather conditions; or
- within 500 feet of a school.
Contacting a Dog Bite Lawyer in Houston
An attorney at The Kahn Law Firm will investigate how the dog bite occurred, interview neighbors and witnesses, and determine whether any city statutes or regulations were violated.
Additionally, if a parent or child of an injury victim witnessed the violent attack or death, Texas law allows for that person to sue for mental anguish and have a bystander claim. Contact us today at 1-713-226-9900 or 1-844-301-KAHN so we can get started on your dog bite claim.