There are few things harder than parting with your best friend. Yet, for many dog owners, this is the exact choice they will have to make when their dog starts to show signs of aggression. A kind puppy, placed in a stressful situation, perhaps with pent-up energy from being home all day, can react aggressively.
That’s the owner’s side of the story, but what about the victim? For the victim of an aggressive dog, it’s usually an act of kindness – giving attention and affection to a seemingly lonely dog – betrayed with aggression and injury.
Whether you are the dog owner or the victim of an aggressive pet, you may be wondering what to do next. In addition to administering first aid, and making sure that everyone is safe and the dog is kept far away from others in the meantime, you’ll want to understand the law in South Carolina and how it holds owners accountable for their pets’ actions.