Stray Animals

If you drive or walk down the majority of roads in big cities or even small towns you have a good chance of seeing a stray pet or animal roaming around. Usually these strays are dogs and cats, and many may have collars with identifying tags. Many people instinctively want to approach these animals to offer help and check for an owner’s address or phone number, but this can be potentially dangerous if the animal is sick or violent.

If you or a loved one has been attacked by a stray pet you may be able to hold the owners responsible if they were negligent in restraining the animal. Contact the Appleton personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874 to speak with a qualified attorney about your situation.

What to do about a Stray Animal?

Stray pets and other animals may be prone to violence when approached by a stranger, increasing your chance of injury or sickness. You need to be cautious around stray animals and follow these steps if you come in contact with one on the street:

  • If you think the animal looks violent or rabid, do not approach it. Instead, walk in the other direction and call animal control.
  • Only if you are certain the animal is non-threatening should you approach it, but be very cautious. You can check for tags and call the owner.
  • If you are bitten or scratched, clean the wound immediately and go to the doctor to get checked for infections.

The above steps will help keep you safe in the event that you come across a stray pet or animal on the street.

Contact Us

To speak with a qualified personal injury lawyer if you have been attacked by a stray pet, contact the Appleton personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874.