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Preventing Dog Bites

Updated: Thursday, March 28 2013, 08:23 AM EDT

The number of people hospitalized for dog bites nationwide is going up, doubling over a 15 year span. Studies say kids are the ones most likely to be attacked. One mountain school district is taking action. McDowell County schools are starting to incorporate a new program called Dog Bite Education.


Starting with Marion Elementary, veterinarian Kathy Campbell is teaching kids how to act around animals and how to prevent getting bit.


The most recent national dog bite study showed attacks were on a sharp rise, with 866 people going to the hospital every day.


By Ashlea Surles
Follow Ashlea on Twitter @AshleaSurles

Preventing Dog Bites


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