HUNTINGTON — A Virginia man is suing Long Island animal shelter operators, alleging their negligence led to his son being attacked by a bulldog.
Tanner Bain, by his father and natural guardian, Dustin Bain filed a lawsuit Sept. 30 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia against the town of Hempstead, New York, and the town of Hempstead Animal Shelter, alleging they negligently allowed a vicious American bulldog to be placed around children and other dogs.
According to the complaint, on Aug. 1, 2015, Tanner Bain attended a barbecue gathering in Evans, West Virginia, when a bulldog attacked him. The suit says the attack caused Bain to suffer permanent injuries to his face and chest that required expensive surgeries.
The plaintiffs allege the defendants failed to inform a rescue shelter in Montgomery, Pennsylvania, that the American bulldog had vicious propensities and that they placed the bulldog in a family with other dogs and without a warning that he was dangerous to children.
The Bains seek trial by jury, judgment in excess of the jurisdictional amounts of the court, plus interests, court costs, attorney fees and all other relief. He is represented by attorneys Richard W. Weston of Weston Law Office in Huntington, and by Adam Roth of New York.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia Case number 2:16-cv-09281