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A recent rash of dog bites in New Canaan left a U.S. Census worker, a cyclist and a jogger all bruised and bleeding.

The New Canaan Police Department’s Animal Control division reported the following incidents:

  • On Sept. 1, a Bernadoodle attached to a leash jumped after a passing jogger and bit the jogger’s leg. The jogger declined medical treatment.
  • On Sept. 17, a Golden Doodle and a Lagotto Romagnolo (an Italian truffle hound) bit a U.S. Census taker who had come onto their property on Chichester Road. Police say the dogs bit the man on his arm and backside, forcing him to seek treatment at a local urgent care. The dogs, who were up to date on their shots, were required to complete a 14-day home quarantine.
  • On Sept. 28, while standing in its yard a Labradoodle became agitated by a passing cyclist. The dog gave chase and bit the cyclist in the left leg. The cyclist rode to police headquarters to report the bite. The victim received medical treatment, and police verified the dog was vaccinated after a door-to-door search.

If you or someone you know have been bitten by a dog, you may wish to contact an experienced attorney. In many cases, an attorney can help you receive compensation for injuries you have received as the result of dog owners improperly caring for their animals. Contact Brickley Law today for a personal injury consultation.

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