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While living in Tucson, as with any other large city, chances are you will have an encounter with a stray animal or lost pet at some point in your residency. While stray pets are often just scared and looking to be reunited with their families, they can also be violent, sick, and dangerous. That is why it is important to know what steps to taken when coming across a stray animal in need of shelter.
If you or someone you care about has been attacked by a stray pet, you may be eligible for compensation. If so, the Tucson, Phoenix, and Flagstaff personal injury lawyers of Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally will fight for the full amount you deserve. Contact our offices today for more information about your case.
Tips for Dealing with Strays
Some steps you should take when coming across a stray animal include:
- If the animal looks rabid, very ill, or violent, stay away! Instead of going near it call animal control.
- For animals that appear friendly and healthy, you can approach them with caution and check their tags for their owner’s contact information.
- If you are bitten, scratched, or have any other physical altercation with an animal, you must immediately cleanse the wound and seek medical attention.
- Always clean your hands after handling a stray or unfamiliar animal.
By taking these steps you can greatly reduce your chances of suffering from an injury or illness as a result of interacting with a stray pet.