Winder Dog Attacks Three Children

The children suffered minor injuries after they got off a bus, WXIA-TV reports. Below, tips on how to protect yourself.

A boxer mix that was running loose through Winder's Casey's Crossing neighborhood attacked and injured three children who were getting off a bus on Tuesday morning, WXIA-TV reports.

The Barrow County Sheriff's Office told the TV station that two 10-year-olds and a 12-year-old suffered superficial injuries and one minor puncture wound on their arms and legs and were treated at the scene.

Wikihow offers this advice for handling a dog attack. Among the steps:

-- Be careful never to aggravate a strange animal.

-- Watch for signs of aggression in the animal, such as approaching at a run and keeping its head level.

-- Remain calm, to avoid showing weakness or appearing aggressive.

-- Be prepared to block any assault with a stick or by thrusting out a leg.

-- Back slowly away and leave when the dog loses interest.

Have you been attacked by a dog? What did you do? Tell us in the comments?

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