Have you (or someone you know) been bitten by a dog?
Statistics published by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) show that more than four million dog bites are reported each year in the U.S. Nearly 20 percent of them are serious enough to require medical attention. Medical treatment can range from a few stitches and an antibiotic to broken bones, torn muscles, and even plastic surgery. Sometimes there is permanent physical damage. There can also be emotional and psychological damage.