Insurance Payouts for Dog Bites are on the Rise
Insurance companies are now taking more precautions
ANCHORAGE - As the weather gets warmer more people and their pets are getting outside.
Insurance companies are now taking more precautions due to an overwhelming increase in dog bites.
"Dogs can do some really serious damage,” said Paul Huston, of Conrad Insurance. “If a large dog like that latches onto a small child it could be some really horrible results.”
According to some people, they don't bother to tell their insurance agent they have a dog at home.
"Just because you're a pit bull doesn't mean their prone to biting,” said Jacqueline Duke. “I think they have to be raised that way. I think it's up to the pet owner to be responsible.”