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Dog bites increasing in Idaho Falls

Dog bites increasing in Idaho Falls

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - Idaho Falls Animal Services officials say they're seeing an increase in dog bites.

IFAS director Irene Brown said they usually get about two to three dog-bite-related calls each month, but now they are getting as many calls each week.

Brown said about 90 percent of all dog bites occur as a result of people allowing their dogs to roam free.

"If a dog does come up at you and charge you and acts like it's going to be aggressive towards you, then the best thing to do is just back slowly away. Don't turn around and run. Running from a dog is one of the worst things that you can do," said Brown.

Brown said if you see dogs fighting each other,  do not try to break them up.

Editor's Note: File footage used in this video.

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