Dog-bite victim educates children about safe animal interactions

11/15/2012 | Warwick Beacon (R.I.)

In an effort to empower children, Sarah Francis, a childhood dog-bite victim who developed courage through knowledge, travels the U.S. and Canada educating kids about dog behavior and the right ways to approach a dog and respond to one that approaches them. According to the AVMA, more than 4.7 million people in the U.S. deal with dog bites annually, with some 800,000 requiring a visit to the doctor. Children ages 5 to 9 are most likely to be bitten and tend to have worse injuries, according to the AVMA.

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