People love their dogs. In some cases, people treat their dogs like family members and want to take the dogs everywhere with them. For well-behaved dogs, society has made accommodations and dogs are often allowed in public places -- and are frequently seen in coffee shops, offices and restaurant patios. However, when these dogs cause harm, dog owners will be held responsible.
According to reports, a justice of the peace in Texas has been held responsible for damage done by his dog. Reports claim that the man brought his dog -- a Maltese -- to work with him. While at work in December 2011, the dog apparently bit another employee in the thigh after the other man had entered the justice's office. That man's leg got infected from the dog bite. The justice had to pay the county $1,600 as a reimbursement for the workers' compensation claims that it had to pay to the first dog bite victim.