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DUBAI – A dog owner in Dubai has been told to pay Dh15,000 compensation after his pet attacked and injured a girl.
The case dates back to November 2019 after the girl’s mother filed a report at Rashidiya Police Station against the pet owner.
The woman said that the pet owner had left his dog’s cage open, causing the animal to escape and injure her daughter in the arm.
The case was referred to the Court of First Instance where the pet owner was fined Dh5,000. He appealed the verdict at the Court of Appeal, which reduced the fine to Dh2,000.
However, the girl’s mother also filed a civil case against the pet owner, claiming that his negligence caused severe injuries to her daughter.
She asked for Dh100,000 in compensation for medical and moral damages, but was not able to give proof for the medical treatment expenses.
The court ordered the pet owner to pay Dh15,000 in compensation, as well as legal fees and expenses. ICA/Expat Media
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