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Pit Bull Bites 2 Kids in Clayton

Two children, 5 and 10 years old, were attacked by a pit bull on Valdez Drive in Rex, Georgia on Friday.

Both kids were transported to a hospital foro treatment of their injuries, which were not life threatening per a police department spokesperson.

The dog was impounded by Animal Control in Clayton County and is being held in quarantine.

No other information is available at this time.

Georgia dog bite legislation has been in the news lately, as the Senate passed legislation last week which would charge the owner of a dog with a felony if their dog attacks a human for the second time.

Currently under Georgia law, a dog is already considered “vicious” after a first attack on a person, but House Bill 685 would increase the punishment for attacks by a dog deemed vicious.

The bill will now return to the House for another vote, as the Senate changed the originally-passed bill by the House. After the House passes the bill, it will have to go the governor for his signature to become law.

The legislation was spurred by recent dog attacks on children in Atlanta and Savannah, in which dogs had attacked a human in previous incidents.

Ty Wilson is a Clayton dog bite lawyer who is dedicated to assisting the injured and the families of the injured.

Visit tywilsonlaw.com to read his many articles, watch his videos and to download/order his FREE BOOKS. He encourages anyone who has been injured to FIRST become as informed as possible BEFORE hiring a lawyer, talking to an insurance adjuster or signing any forms.

If you have specific questions for a dog bite lawyer, give Ty a call at 1-888-689-5224.

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