Dangerous Dogs - Top 10 Things You Need To Know About How to Investigate, Prosecute & Important Factors Surrounding Dog
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DANGEROUS DOG CASES – Dangerous Dogs - Top 10 Things You Need To Know About How to Investigate, Prosecute & Important Factors Surrounding Dog
Covid-19 has changed our daily lives and these changes have created an increase in dog bite cases all over the world. When handling dangerous dog cases, uniformity is key. It is extremely important law enforcement, animal control, prosecutors, judges are on the same page when it comes to investigations and convictions. Dispatch, first responders, EMTs, animal shelters, veterinarians, medical staff, and educators all play a role in the prevention of dog bites and the execution of cases.
This webinar will focus on: investigations, prosecution, dog assessments, victims’ remedies, and the roles all professionals play in these cases. We will touch on police encounters with dogs, avoiding liability, and why Covid-19 is causing an uptick in dog bites.
Join Animal Law Expert Claudine Wilkins, founder of Animal Law Source and The Animal Protection Society which offers training certification, continuing education and educational resources for professionals and the public. Our Guest Speaker is James “Jim” Crosby, National Dog Bite Expert and Certified Canine Behavior Consultant.
We Will Cover:
- Examples of cases
- COVID-19-related factors that caused the increase in dog bite incidents.
- What needs to happen to ensure uniform dog cases are treated uniformly across any state.
- Inter-agency collaboration: The importance of involved parties working together for a case to be investigated and prosecuted correctly.
- Investigations and Prosecution of Dog Bite cases:
- Evidence collection
- Who to talk to and the type of information that will be useful.
- Extending assistance to victims by obtaining the things they need to get restitution for injuries and other damages.
- Demanding liability and accountability from reckless dog owners particularly repeat offenders based on ownership laws.
- The importance of taking predatory dog attacks seriously.
- The critical role dispatch plays in ensuring first responders are given accurate and complete information and precautions about calls for service in dog bite and dangerous dog incidents.
- Why EMS, medical staff and other first responders must be educated on securing and preserving the scene and evidence handling and collection.
- Defenses to killing or harming a dog posing a threat.
- Victims needs and what prosecutors should highlight to a judge or jury.
- Guidelines on full disclosure when it comes to ownership or adoption of a dangerous dog.
- Other charges to consider on top of a dangerous dog charge.
- ACOs can work directly with prosecutors on these dangerous dog cases if law enforcement is not involved.
- The type of insurance that will be used to cover dog bite incidents.