how to avoid dog attacks
 

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IF YOU SEE A PACK OF ROAMING DOGS:


Avoid eye contact


Remain silent


DO NOT RUN


Keep your hands down at your side


Stand with the side of your body facing the dog (never turn your back)


Once the dog loses interest, slowly back away until they are out of sight


 

IF YOU ARE BEING ATTACKED:


Put anything (your purse, bag or jacket) you have to put between you and the dog to protect yourself.
If you are knocked down, curl into a ball with your head tucked in and your hands over your ears and neck. Do not move and be silent.

When you get to a safe place, immediately wash any wounds with soap and water. Seek medical attention, especially:If the wound is serious. [Uncontrolled bleeding, loss of function, extreme pain, muscle or bone exposure…etc]

If the wound becomes red, painful, warm or swollen, or if you develop a fever.

If it has been more than 5 years since your last tetanus shot and the bite is deep.


 

If you see roaming dog(s) or to report a bite/attack, please call 311 or 214-670-3111

For an attack in progress, please call 911.
In either case, please try and have a description of the dog, the breed or type of dog and the details of the incident.



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