by Dawn Watson
So you say that Fido was out in the yard and suddenly, you hear a ruckus. Someone is screaming and a couple of dogs seem to be duking it out, close by. You realize that one of the dogs you hear is Fido.
- Grab a leash and head for the fight
- Pull your dog off the other dog and immediately leash him and take him home
- Return to the scene of the fight and exchange identification—name, address, phone number, email
- Offer to drive the other dog and/or the human to the veterinarian or hospital
- Let the dog owner know you are willing to pay for any bills incurred by your dog as long as they show you the receipts for care
- If you are unable to pay the injured parties a lump sum arrange a payment plan
- If you have homeowner’s insurance contact the company and see if your pet is covered for injuries incurred
It’s not easy to admit your dog is at fault but sometimes, being a responsible pet owner means having to say you’re sorry!
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