The Aftermath of Child Dog Attacks

A Guide For Family, Friends and Victims

By Ben Davidson

About the Author

When Ben Davidson was in the second grade he was attacked by a dog and suffered many injuries. Years after the incident, he found that little information was available to children and families about how to prevent and handle an attack and its aftermath. So, he wrote this article.

Ben is an 18-year-old senior at Fox Chapel (Pa.) Area High School where he is an honors student and golfer. He intends to go to college and major in biology. He hopes to attend medical school.


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