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Cape Coral dog bite victim faces costly, painful recovery

Dog bites and dog attacks in Southwest Florida made news again this week when Cape Coral authorities announced they were searching for two Rottweilers that attacked a 74-year-old man walking his two Schnauzers.

The dogs have not been located, making it likely the man will have to undergo a 30-day period of rabies shots at a cost of $1,500 unless the dogs can be quarantined for 10 days, according to an article in The News-Press of Fort Myers.

The dogs apparently attacked the man on Nov. 6 as he was walking his mini-Schnauzers at 10:30 p.m. They carried off one of the small dogs and the man was knocked down and bit on the left hand and leg while retrieving his pet.

While many of us have loving pets that are like members of the family – nationwide, more than 1,000 people each day suffer dog bites serious enough to visit the emergency room and three times that number require some lesser form of medical attention, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Being a dog owner also comes with responsibilities. If you or someone you love is bitten by a dog, there may be things you can do to protect your rights.

Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Personal Injury Lawyers, has four decades of experience fighting for the injured and represents dog bite victims throughout Southwest Florida. The firm offers free case evaluations to discuss your rights and offices throughout the area, including Fort Myers, Port Charlotte, Naples, Cape Coral, Venice, Arcadia and Sebring.