When a dog bites someone, can the owner be held liable for it?
– In Japan, an 82-year-old man died after getting bitten by his friend’s dog.
– Why was the dog with this elderly man?
– Was the dog really an aggressive type of dog?
According to the victim’s wife, her husband was asked by one of his friends to care for their dog while the owner went out of town for a few days. It was supposed to be a very simple and easy task since the dog caretaker and the dog owner were really good friends.
However, a very unexpected and sad event took place when the dog reportedly bit the old man at the back, probably while the man was tending to him.
The police aren’t sure how aggressive the dog was on a regular basis, but while it was in their custody, they said that they did not really see any aggressive tendencies with the canine.
Currently, everything is still unclear and further investigations are still on its way.
Read the full article here – https://mainichi.jp.