Sandy Township, PA – A dog bit a young girl on Circle Road on Thursday. The 12-year-old girl went into a neighbor’s yard to pet their dog.

When the dog was startled, it bit the girl on the arm. Police are still investigating.

Some tips for avoiding dog bites:

  • No one, but especially not children, should pet unfamiliar dogs without asking permission first.
  • If a dog looks scared or upset, you should not attempt to pet it.
  • You should not approach, touch or play with any dogs who is sleeping, eating, chewing on a toy or bone, or caring for puppies. They are more likely to bite in these situations.
  • Owners, if your dog shows signs of aggression towards people, consider enrolling them in behavior classes. Always keep your dog on a leash or behind a fence if they are not indoors.

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