The state Supreme Court has ruled against a woman in a dog attack case. It doesn’t really matter who let them out, or who owns them. If the dogs are staying under your roof, you’re liable, says the Wisconsin Supreme Court. The ruling stems from a case in Menasha, where a woman allowed a friend and his two dogs stay at her home. The dogs got outside and bit a neighbor, causing injury. The woman’s “bone” of contention: she didn’t own the dogs, so she shouldn’t be responsible. But the justices ruled she was barking up the wrong tree with that assertion, determining that she was “keeper” of the dogs and was thus responsible.
Robin Colbert, WIBA
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