If an animal bites you, you may be immediately worried not only about your injuries, but the bacteria and viruses that could have been transmitted to you. If a dog has bitten you and it was a family pet, you may already know that it had vaccinations. However, if you didn't know the animal and have to be treated, the owner needs to be found to verify the pet's vaccination record. If this isn't possible, you'll need to be vaccinated against a number of potential diseases, such as rabies.
Dogs are not the only domestic or wild animal that can bite a human and cause serious injury. While dog bites are certainly the most prevalent bite, feline bites can also cause serious injury as can ferret and rodent bites. Despite warnings against it, many people choose to make pets of more exotic animals as well, which is why it is important to learn more about various types of animal bites.
Wolves can be dangerous creatures, so when you find out a neighbor or friend has a wolf hybrid, you may be wondering if it's legal in New Hampshire. Interestingly, it is, even though the animal could be dangerous to those around him.
If you've been bitten by an animal in New Hampshire, you might not know who can be held responsible. If it's a neighbor's pet, can you legally ask them to pay your medical bills? What about for the time you miss from work? In some cases, if an animal is known to be vicious, you could indeed have a case.
Rabies is one of the worst diseases you could face if you're bitten by a dog. Many New Hampshire dogs now receive rabies vaccinations so they won't be carriers. However, if they don't have rabies tags or other identification on them, you may be forced to endure treatments that are costly and painful to prevent the onset of the disease.
When a dog is near a family member, friend or stranger in New Hampshire, it may be difficult to think of such a common and normally friendly animal as a danger. However, animal bites can lead to serious injuries that take months or years to heal, if they do at all. The person who owns the dog that bites another person is usually held liable for the damage, although this case sets an interesting precedent.
Animal bites can be very serious. In this case, a pit bull has the U.S. Postal Service worried to the point that the employees aren't able to deliver mail when the dog is nearby. The post office claims that it can no longer deliver to Concord, New Hampshire's Cornell Street because of this feisty and dangerous dog.