Dogs attack family of 3 near Eden Prairie off ramp

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“A young couple and their toddler were attacked by three dogs in Eden Prairie Wednesday, resulting in the mother needing hospitalization.

Eden Prairie police said the victims were panhandling near the Interstate 494 off-ramp at Flying Cloud Drive around 2:30 p.m. when it happened. Officials claim one of the panhandlers started approaching the car, prompting the dog to jump out of an open window and start biting.

Police said when the dog owners got out of the car to grab the dog, the other two dogs got out.

Witnesses say all three dogs – which were described as pit bulls – were viciously attacking the family.”

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Regardless of what you think of panhandling (it’s legal in Minnesota), no one let alone a family deserves to get attacked and bitten by such dogs. It is the owner’s responsibility to ensure that their pets do not harm other people – especially unprovoked. Fortunately, the injuries sustained by the family do not appear to be life threatening which is astonishing considering how many dogs and their breed.

At Krug & Zupke, P.C., we vigorously pursue justice against negligent dog owners for the damage their pets have caused. If you or some one you know has suffered from a dog attack please call us at 651-645-7746 or visit our dog bites page for more information.