A 4 year old boy who sustained severe dog bites has a lot to be thankful for, after a bystander's heroic act of bravery fended off the dog thereby preventing further injury to the boy. The remarkable part of the story is the brave bystander being a tabby cat. The cat, named Tara, was captured on security camera on May 13 when she pounced on a dog that attacked her 4-year-old owner Jeremy Triantafilo. The video, which has garnered 21 million views on YouTube, shows the dog biting and attempting to drag the boy. Within seconds, Tara leapt onto the dog, and in a flurry of hair and nails chased the canine away.
Uber is in more hot water, following a personal injury law suit brought against the company in March, 2014. This latest suit, brought by a female Uber passenger, alleges that a male Uber driver repeatedly fondled her while she was a passenger in the vehicle. After the female passenger moved to the front seat to help direct the driver, he began making lewd comments and repeatedly fondled the woman's legs, breasts and groin area. The passenger demanded that the driver stop and let her out, but the driver locked the doors and refused to let her leave. The passenger was eventually able to escape after she threatened to call the police.
The threat of dog bites is a reality for San Diegans. We are blessed with great weather. A natural accompaniment to the warmer climate is many opportunities for outdoor activity. For dog owners this means taking the dog for a walk. According to San Diego County Animal Control, San Diego's 3.2 million residents share our County with more than 1 million pets and sheltered animals. Given the facts, it's worthwhile to take a moment to reflect on how dog bites occur, how to prevent them, and what to do if a dog does indeed bite.
After his large Akita dog viciously attacked a child in a local Murrieta Lowes earlier this year, Robert Kahn was arrested this month on charges of felony negligence. The young victim-who approached the dog to pet him after being invited by the dog's owner-needed an astonishing 50 stitches to close the gaping facial injury and wounds resulting from the dog bites. The story doesn't stop there; the Murrieta Lowes was well-known for allowing dog owners to let their dogs roam freely around the store, leash or no leash, and had no rules or regulations regarding dogs posted whatsoever.
A man who was mauled by two dogs for more than an hour in 2010 has received $563,000 in compensation from an arbitrator. The owner of the dogs in the New Jersey case was found 85 percent liable, and the landlord 15 percent liable for the serious injuries the man sustained in the dog attack.
The San Diego School District is stepping up its preventative measures to combat bullying in San Diego Schools and thereby curb the rising tide of injuries to children that result from bullying.
Bullying an older person is elder abuse and a very personal injury. Bullies pick on the most vulnerable of people. Bullying occurs across gender and generations. Children are bullied at school, on school grounds and on the Internet. The aged can also be the target of bullies.