Orange County Pit Bull Attack
Orlando personal injury lawyer James O. Cunningham and other attorneys throughout Florida will be monitoring news out of Tallahassee this coming February when lawmakers are expected to vote on a bill in the Florida House that would abolish a dangerous dog ordinance in Miami-Dade County. Florida’s current dangerous dog law was passed in 1990 and allows local governments to take appropriate action against dogs deemed dangerous after a complaint is made and served on their owners. Owners can appeal the dangerous dog classification in county court and, depending on the county’s ruling, may be required to register animals with their county’s animal control department. If an animal’s actions warrant it, the county can issue an order to have the animal impounded and/or destroyed.
A boy was playing outside in his yard recently when a pit bull attacked and injured him. The dog’s owner claimed he did now know how his dog got outside, saying, “We don’t know how he got out. Every door was closed, and I figure someone came here and let him out and forgot about him.”