Approximately 4.7 million dog bites occur in the U.S. every year, says the CDC. (Photo: Shutterstock)

There are approximately 500,000 dogs in the city of New York, and they all have certain uses ranging from a loving family pet to a working dog. Sadly, not every dog has appropriate social training, which can lead to attacks on innocent bystanders.

According to research published by the Center For Disease Control (CDC), approximately 4.7 million dog bites occur in the United States annually. Often, people who suffer attacks from canines are left to deal with significant scarring in mental and physical terms from these attacks.

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