The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of an individual who sued her neighbor following a dog attack. The defendant was a Wisconsin homeowner who allowed a man and his dogs to live in her home, an action that the court ruled constituted "harboring" the animals, making her responsible for the attack.
The woman's defense attorneys argued that she was not the actual owner of the animals and was not responsible for their actions, but the court deemed that her actions of sheltering the dogs made her liable for injuries they caused.
Animal attacks can cause serious pain and suffering, and may have lasting effects on a person's health. If you have been injured due to the negligent actions of a pet-owner, contact the Waukesha personal injury attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 today.