To learn more about the nature of dog bites and their solution - click on any of the following articles:
- The Problem - more
- The Solution - more
- Tips for Child Safety - more
- Tips for Dog Owners - more
- Tips for Parents - more
Pets are regarded as valued members of any family. We believe you can care about
people and animals at the same time. Most of the more than six million dogs in Canada will never bite anyone and these animal companions provide numerous benefits to their guardians and communities.
To reduce the number of dog bites, The Humane Society of Canada has created a fifteen point action plan which reflects recommendations that place responsibility for a dog's actions on the people who care and control the dogs.
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Dog Bite Awareness: Top 10 Tips for Children
Humane Society of Canada estimates someone suffers a dog bite in Canada every 60 seconds, yet no national prevention program in place
In 2003, The Humane Society of Canada launched a public service campaign as part of National Dog Bite Prevention Week (May 22-29) to provide tips to parents and dog owners in a campaign to reduce dog bite incidents. Media reports from across Canada frequently report dog attacks, yet governments typically react with legislation and fines, not education and prevention.
"If we can streetproof our kids against strangers, why not strange dogs?" says Michael O’Sullivan, CEO, Humane Society of Canada. "We can have legislation, but fines arrive after the damage is done - we need a more balanced program of education for dog owners and parents backed-up by smart legislation and law enforcement." - more
We received the following responses from politicians.The Courtney Trempe Dog Bite Coroner's Findings - more