A Santa Monica dog walker was charged with child endangerment after the dog she was monitoring attacked and bit a four year old girl in the leg. The dog was a Staffordshire terrier. The dog walker was Rebecca McGroerty.
McGroerty was with the dog inside the dog owner’s home when the girl was bit. The girl was stitched up by medical personnel and released to her parents.
According to police, the dog’s owner gave the dog walker, McGroerty, instructions to keep the dog muzzled and on a leash. However, the dog was both off the leash and not muzzled at the time of the attack.
The owner also informed the walker that the dog was afraid of and aggressive towards small children as well as not to have anyone other than employees or residents in the house.
The girl, small child, was attacked inside the house and she didn’t live there.
Dog attacks such as these have been frequent in Southern California in the last couple of months. They are unfortunately very common in Memphis as well.
The physical pain and emotional trauma of a dog attack can be debilitating. On top of that, the medical bills and therapy costs can skyrocket.
At Darrell Castle & Associates, we take dog bites very seriously while treating our clients with respect and compassion. We’ll help you get the compensation you deserve.
If you have suffered from a dog bite or attack, don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at (901) 327-1212. We’ll gladly discuss your case at no charge.