Pets and Public Safety:

  • 81% of dog bites cause no injury at all or only minor injuries that do not require medial attention4
  • Most dog bites involve dogs who are not spayed or neutered6
  • Fatal Dog Attacks states that 25% of fatal attacks were inflicted by chained dogs of many different breeds7
  • The insurance industry paid more than $530 million in dog bite related claims in 20148
  • 5,714 U.S. Postal Service employees were attacked by a dog in 20189 (500 less than 2017 and 1,000 fewer since 2016)
  • Over 30 breeds and dog-types were associated with dog bite-related fatalities10