Dog attacks hit 22 PER DAY as number of people being mauled reaches all-time high

Dog attacks have hit an all-time high despite tougher sentences for owners.

Nearly 22 people a day needed hospital treatment in the 12 months to April this year.

And of the 8,014 victims in England, 1,500 were kids, 527 toddlers and 42 babies.

The overall figure was 600 up on the previous year and 27 per cent higher than in 2012/13.

The rise uncovered by the Sunday People comes despite a legal clampdown.

In 2016 the minimum sentence for a death caused by a dangerous dog was increased to six years.

PDSA senior vet Sean Wensley said the Dangerous Dogs Act is not effective in preventing attacks as it focuses on a small number of breeds.

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    nickyb 3 years ago

    any dog is capable of attacking – sometimes in defence of being tormented but unfortunately for absolutely no explicable reason sometimes. 1 of my dogs (small and sweet) was grabbed by back of the neck by a large dog a complete stranger to us both.i kept bashing the big dog with a piece of wood and it released mine – had to stay at vets and had dozens of stitches but fully recovered.owner had large crossbreed pts

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