Roman was adopted by Betsy and Scott Woods. Roman has two canine siblings, also WagsInn rescues, to keep him very active and busy. Scott and Betsy immediately fell in love with this little guy and he has fit right in.
Congratulations and happy trails, Roman!
National Dog Bite Prevention Week is May 15-21. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association more than 4.5 million people in the U.S. are bitten by dogs each year.
Below are some important facts:
- Almost 1 in 5 people bitten by dogs require medical attention.
- Every year, more than 800,000 Americans receive medical attention for dog bites; at least half of them are children.
- Children are the most common victims of dog bites and are far more likely to be severely injured.
- Most dog bites affecting young children occur during everyday activities and while interacting with familiar dogs.
- Senior citizens are the second most common dog bite victims.
Dog bites can occur at any time. That’s why it’s important to pay attention to a dog’s body language.
Here are some signals that indicate a dog is uncomfortable and may feel the need to bite:
- Tensed body
- Stiff tail
- Pulled back head and/or ears
- Furrowed brow
- Eyes rolled so the whites are visible
- Flicking tongue
- Intense stare
- Backing away
Never disturb a dog while she’s sleeping, eating, chewing on a toy, or caring for puppies. Be cautious around strange dogs. Always assume that a dog who doesn’t know you may see you as an intruder or a threat.
Teach children the DOG SAFE rule:
D: Don’t tease, please
O: Only pet with permission
G: Give space
S: Slow down
A: Always get help
F: Fingers together
E: Even good dogs can bite