State Farm Insurance Agency has provided the information that dog bite claims are on the rise. They reported 121 dog bite claims in 2012 alone, which totaled up to be around $3.3 million paid out.
Georgia, in fact, is included on the Top Ten List for dog bite claims that are officially paid out.
When you are outside, it is important to remember to be cautious. Keep an eye out and try to be aware of any stray animals. Always keep your dog on a leash and nearby you.