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Animal control takes pit bull after pregnant woman is attacked

While many pet owners in Indiana take precautions to properly train their dogs about how to act around other people and pets, there are times when sudden behavioral changes can create a dangerous situation. Dogs, for whatever reason, may become spooked or irritated at times and become aggressive when their owners least suspect it. There are also dogs that have not been properly trained or have been abused that are running loose but should not be allowed in public places. 

A pregnant woman in Fort Myers, Florida is currently recovering in the hospital after being viciously attacked by a pit bull while she was outside. The woman told of how the canine seemed to appear out of nowhere and began to attack her. Recognizing the severity of the situation, the woman used her arms to cover and protect her stomach. She believes that had it not been for her quick actions, the dog would have mauled her and killed her unborn child. 

Fortunately, the woman survived with moderate bite marks and scratches, mainly on her arms. While she was temporarily hospitalized and receiving medical treatment for her cuts, she is expected to make a full recovery and her baby is safe. She is scheduled to give birth to the baby girl in July. When a local news station tried to reach out to the dog's owner, no one answered at the home. However, the dog could be heard barking inside. The woman is still deciding whether or not to pursue legal action against the owner. 

If people have been injured in an animal attack, they may wish to hire an attorney. Their decision may allow them to receive knowledgeable and experienced guidance in building a case based on evidence that describes why compensation should be given. 

Source: Wink News, "Pregnant woman hospitalized after being attacked by dog in Fort Myers," Erica Brown, John-Carlos Estrada, June 1, 2018

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