Spokane Valley family of toddler attacked by dog questions “potentially dangerous” designation

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. – SCRAPS’ investigation into a dog attacking a three-year-old jumping on a trampoline is now complete. Despite the toddler requiring sutures for her injuries, SCRAPS says based on the evidence, they are deeming the dog ‘potentially dangerous’ instead of the more severe ruling of ‘dangerous.’ The family wants the ruling changed.

The determination of a dog being ‘potentially dangerous’ vs ‘dangerous’ is a crucial one, because ‘dangerous’ has more strict protocols that dog owners must follow. The family worries that ‘potentially dangerous’ is not a strong enough designation to protect their children.