I am sorry the girl got bitten and has to endure the pain of recovery. My best wishes go out to her. But lets look at this from the dogs point of view. She was riding the bike and maybe the dog did not like the bike and tried to bite the bike instead of the little girl. After all she was riding near his proclaimed area and he did not like, maybe the sound of the bike itself, and defended his home area. He was doing what he is hard wired to do. It is instinct! Just a thought. To get the real details we need to talk to the dog. Is there a dog mind reader out there? Tell us what the dog was thinking please!
Yes, it is true that the dogs owner
is entirely responsible for the medical bills,
and for the doggie getting out.
If an animal is properly fenced, and given the attention it
needs, it is a docile,will mannered pet.
Again, I still lay complete blame on the irresponsible dog owner.
In any event two innocent lives are impacted by the
wayward dog owner,
the child and the dog.
Why was this dog running loose to start with and the owners are going to HELP with the medical bills. Help my rear, they are totally responsible for the bills and should be sued on top of that. If this was my child, that dog would be dead one way or another.
Hopefully the dog will not suffer because of the owners
negligence of fencing him in.
It is not right that the dog bit the little girl,
but had the owner properly confined his pet,
this probably could have been avoided.
If the dog has not ever exhibited violence before,
it is a good chance that he just got overly excited.
Certainly does not sound like a vicious pet.