Many people move into homes or purchase a home where a pet door or “doggie door” is installed. The idea is that pets are able to move in and outside of the house. Although it may seem like a good idea to have for animal lovers, if you have a child in the house, it may be a bad idea.
Pet doors have been linked to numerous incidents where a child was either hurt or killed because of the door. Although a full size adult would be unable to get in or out of a pet door, their size makes them perfect for children. It has been reported in many cases that a child will go through the door and then be exposed to the dangers outside a house. Cases of a child crawling through a pet door and drowning in the family pool have been reported. As well as cases where a child crawls through the door and out onto the street into traffic.
If you have a child, do not risk having a pet door in your house.
Child injuries are very serious and can leave a parent feeling helpless. If your child has been injured in an accident, please contact the child injury attorney Jeffrey Killino at 877-875-2927 to learn how he can help.