[quote author=“nohsim”]Any lawyers in here? Here’s a super long post of what happened.
Any help is appreciated.
Pitbull attacked my puppy. $1,000.00 in medical bills.
Well, the dog isn’t mine, it’s actually my girlfriend’s (Airlia-18). Her younger brother (Pagoda-16) let the puppy (Fudgy) out into the front yard as usual to use the restroom. Fudgy barks at the front door when he’s done. Pagoda opened the door and waited for Fudgy to come inside. Fudgy was in five feet of the door when the pitbull came from the street and attacked Fudgy. Pagoda immediatly started kicking the pitbull to try to make it release Fudgy. One of the owners of the pitbull also came and started beating the pitbull to make him release. Nothing worked. Airlia’s father (Sokheng) then came out and tried spraying him with a water hose. Sokheng took a brick and threw it at the pitbull, and then finally the pitbull released and limped away. The two owners of the pitbull said nothing and took off. My girlfriend and family rushed Fudgy to an emergancy vet. Luckly, Fudgy survived. He had stitches in five different places, his eye was damaged, and he now has a hole in his throat with a tube sticking out to help him breathe and discharge fluid. The total cost of the bill was around $1000.00. Before we had got to the vet, we tried to file a police report, but they said that they were going to transfer it over to the SPCA, and that we had to call them the next day. We called the SPCA and they said there was nothing we could do because Fudgy was not on a leash. The pitbull was also not on a leash. The pitbull was being walked by two kids around the age of 12 and 17. They only held it by the collar. We contacted the owner of the dog, and he agreed to make payments of $50 a month until the total damages were paid off. We told him we were going to contact him later, and have him sign a contract. The next day, he decided to change his mind, and he no longer wants to sign a contract, nor make any payments. Even though the SPCA said I can’t do anything, I still think I can. So, do I have a case even though Fudgy was not on a leash, and he was attacked within five feet of the front door? Also, many neighboors have said that their dogs have also been attacked by the same pitbull.
Nope, I am not one but first of all you should be able to recover the medical bills if the dog was not on a leash and was aggressisve. I know Bonnie’s brother is a laywer so talk to him maybe….or find a local lawywe