One of the consequences of the pandemic has been a huge demand for new pets and in particular puppies. This, in turn, has led to a huge increase in the price of puppies.
As one might expect, there are unscrupulous people seeking to take advantage of this by advertising and seeking to sell animals that may not be suitable for the purchasing party. This has fuelled an increase in the level of bites and injuries sustained in attacks. Other issues relate to over-breeding by the seller combined with a lack of experience in handling multiple animals. This has resulted in a failure to manage the animals when being visited by prospective buyers. We have had a number of enquiries where a parent of the puppy has attacked a prospective buyer.
Get expert help when buying a puppy
The RSPCA provides expert advice https://www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare/pets/dogs/puppy and this should be read by anyone considering purchasing a puppy.
Expert legal advice if bitten
If you have suffered an injury as a result of a bite whilst purchasing a puppy, you may be entitled to compensation.
We can help you
Our specialist teams can advise you on the issues relevant to your claim.
While based in Leeds, we offer a nationwide service.
We are able to offer a number of funding options to suit your needs including legal aid, no win no fee, and fixed fee work. Do not hesitate to contact us to discuss which funding options apply.
Get in touch with us today:
For a review and assessment of your dog bite claim get in touch with us today:
- Call: 0113 224 7851 (0779 381 2361 eve and w/ends)
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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