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Poll: Have You Ever Been Bitten By a Dog?

Ohio ranks fourth in the nation for the highest number of dog bite claims to one insurance company and Cleveland rates fourth in the nation for mailman dog bites.

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Peter Grossetti May 29, 2012 at 06:42 PM
I'll take the dog bite over that ANY day!
Lori Pavlinsky May 30, 2012 at 12:48 PM
As a groomer, I have been bitten a couple of times. The worst was a schnauzer who nearly took my thumb off. All 4 canine teeth punctured my thumb & I ended up in the Cleveland Clinic. I wasn't even grooming him. He got out of his cage and ran right for a German Shepherd who was on the floor. I grabbed him to protect him from the Shepherd and he turned around and bit me. Instinctively, you just want to protect the dog.
Jeannine Zabriskie May 30, 2012 at 01:50 PM
I completely agree with Peter! This poll needs more options. I have been bitten by a dog in Lakewood, I required plastic surgery. But, I am NOT afraid of dogs.
Sam Bridgeman May 30, 2012 at 02:16 PM
I agree as well. I've been bitten by a dog before but that doesn't mean I'm not careful with them or that I don't like them anymore. It's presumptuous and a bit insulting.
Susan Ruiz Patton May 30, 2012 at 04:04 PM
Points well taken readers. I toyed with just yes and no, but that didn't feel right either. Appreciate your feedback.

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