Mike my sentiments exactly!I think it's a ten day home quarantine in our county. Glad animal control is involved. Exactly what you should have done. Make sure they follow up with you. You might ask them, "Has this dog's behavior or actions ever been reported in the past?" Did you have any further interaction with the mother? Were they extremely apologetic and offered to pay any medical bills? If you have an attorney friend who is not an ambulance chaser, it might be worth while to just bounce this situation off him/her to assure that your rights or expected compensation are explained. I just find this situation extremely irresponsible. Given that unprovoked behavior displayed by the dog, this incident may not be a surprise to the owner(s). The dog may have a history, which makes it even more unconscionable. As you well know, I'm a dyed in the wool dog lover, but owners of pets have a responsibility to control their pets. keep me posted, I'm still angry!
Animal control never called me back so I am as I type on the phone with them.
My biggest concern was infection and based on how my arm looks today I think I am ok.
Get this, the DAM DOG wasnt up to date on its rabies shot !!!! However animal control also advised me that the dog had a history of rabies shot and that the current one just recently expired so I am not overly concerned.
I am on amoxicillin compliments of my orthopedic surgeon as of last monday so I think I will be fine.
I am going to wait for the 14 day quarantine to end and get a "all clear" from animal control than go to the owner of the dog and try to get my deductible for the meds and the deductible for my walk in clinic.
Will keep everyone up to date