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Ontario laws governing dog bites, attacks are clear, and owners will be held liable

Thursday, December 28, 2017 @ 9:43 AM | By Michelle Jorge and Al Alilovic

Dogs are a person’s best friend. They can be extremely loyal, loving and caring pets. Despite the close relationship between dogs and humans, the inevitable truth is that dogs can pose a serious risk of harm. Even the most friendly or docile dogs may unexpectedly attack or bite someone, which can lead to disfigurement, medical injuries, scarring, pain and psychological suffering. On some occasions, injuries can even be fatal.

When bitten or attacked by a dog in Ontario, aside from first obtaining immediate medical attention, it’s...