Owner of pit bulls that attacked Vancouver woman has not been determined

The owner of two pit bull dogs that attacked Amber Hart of Vancouver, Washington has not come forward after the attack.

Hart tried to help a neighbor when two pit bull dogs were chasing cattle in the 14100 block of Northeast 18th Street. When Hart came to help, the dogs turned on her and she was bitten in the thigh and foot and required stitches at Southwest Washington Medical Center.

The dogs were captured and are being quarantined at the Humane Society for Southwest Washington. No owner has stepped to claim ownership of the dogs.

According to a report by Bob Albrecht in The Columbian, the two dogs had been running wild for at least an hour before Hart was bitten.

Because Hart has no health insurance a medical fund has been established at U.S. Bank Branches in the name of “Amber Hart.”

Dog bites can cause serious injuries including disfigurement, permanent nerve damage, psychological damage including post-traumatic stress and severe pain. Every year, approximately 1,000 people are bitten in Seattle and King County. In 2006, there were 26 fatal dog bites in the United States.

If you are a loved one is bitten by a dog, you should seek immediate medical treatment. The animal control or police should be called to document the attack and to make a record of the attack. You should also photograph and document your wounds. If your injuries are serious, you should contact a knowledgeable and experienced personal injury attorney who can insure your rights are protected and will help you obtain compensation for your damages.

This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent dog bite victims and their families.

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