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Woman sues Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan after dog attack

“Dog Whisperer” Cesar Millan is being sued by a woman who claims she was attacked by a dog released from Millan’s training center, according to the L.A. Times.

Alison Bitney claims she suffered “disfiguring open wounds, deep muscle and tendon lacerations” and bone fractures from the attack that happened in September, six days after the dog was released from Millan’s Dog Psychology Center, according to the article.

My thought was, why doesn’t she sue the dog’s owner?

From the L.A. Times:

Attorneys for Alison Bitney said in the complaint that she permanently lost feeling and function in her left hand after the attack at the dog owner’s home in Santa Clarita. She is seeking punitive damages.

Jen Woodard, the director of the Dog Psychology Center, said in a statement that Millan never had contact with the dog and never trained the animal.

She said the dog’s owner had removed the pit bull “against the strong advice and objection of his trainer.” After the attack, the pit bull was returned to this center where it was placed in quarantine, Woodard said.

Cesar Millan sued in dog attack

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Image from Cesar Millan’s public Facebook page (not the same dog from the story).

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