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Dawn Fenner, a resident of San Marcos, says she and her pet were injured in a dog attack when they were walking home near Pyramid Lake. According to a 10News.com report, Fenner says an off-leash pit bull charged at her and her dog. The pit bull tried to get a hold of her dog when she put her hands between her dog’s backside and the pit bull’s mouth, trying to protect her pet. Fenner said she was covered in blood.

When Fenner posted her encounter on social media, other neighbors commented saying they had similar encounters with the same dog. One woman wrote she was attacked by the pit bull in late December. She said the dog charged from the yard and attacked her and her dog. Fenner is hoping that her story will help warn her neighbors about the dangerous dog and spark an investigation into the dog’s owner.

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Two pit bulls are being held by the Los Angeles Animal Services Department after they attacked an elderly man and killed his dog in Lincoln Heights the afternoon of February 2, 2017. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the pit bulls first killed the man’s small dog, a Pomeranian, and then attacked 76-year-old Valentin Herrera, pushing him to the ground. Herrera’s grandson said he is in the hospital with injuries to his arm and head and is expected to recover after surgery.

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Christian Flores, the grandson, said his grandfather is diabetic and has dementia. The dogs came through an open gate and attacked the man and his dog, he said. Animal control officials questioned the dog’s owner and took away the two pit bulls. The dogs were taken to an animal shelter where they will be quarantined for 10 days until their fate is determined in a hearing.

Flores said he didn’t believe the dogs should be blamed. But he did say the owner was at fault for how he raised them. Neighbors also told CBS that the dogs have frightened other people before. Animal control officers are also still checking into whether neighbors have registered any previous complaints about these dogs.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Valentin Herrera. We wish him the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. Continue reading →

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David Fear, 64, died from injuries he suffered in a dog attack in Grover Beach, a city in San Luis Obispo County. According to a report in The Tribune News, the dog attack occurred the afternoon of December 20, 2016, when Fear and his neighbor, 85-year-old Betty Long were attacked by two dogs in the 1100 block of Nacimiento Avenue. Police and fire officials arrived on the scene to find both Fear and Long suffering from serious injuries and two dogs – a Belgian Malinois and a German shepherd – running around in the area. Continue reading →

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Diana Yoo of San Diego suffered injuries in a dog bite incident while walking her son’s dog along a trail near 4S Ranch Parkway and Dove Creek Road in San Diego.

According to a 10News report, Yoo said a dog that was off leash came charging at her and the dog. She said she did everything to protect her son’s dog.

She yelled for help. The dog bit Yoo on the arm and her son’s dog was Continue reading →

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A 21-year-old man who suffered severe injuries in a dog attack involving a shelter dog is suing the organization, Labrador and Friends, and the County of San Diego.

According to a 10News report, the 21-year-old man and his family attended an adoption event in Scripps Ranch hosted by the nonprofit on December 20, 2014.

They brought home a Labrador from the event.

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The lawsuit alleges that while the organization gave them some information, the dog’s veterinary records, his chip and other life history, they left out one critical detail Continue reading →

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Pitbull AttackA 6-year-old boy was hospitalized with injuries after being bitten by a “vicious” dog he tried to pet.

According to a news report in The Desert Sun, the dog attack occurred in the 53-500 block of Avenida Rubio in La Quinta the evening of September 23, 2015.

Police say they responded to the area where they found that the child had been bitten by the dog.

He was transported to an area hospital with wounds to his face and chin.

The dog, which was identified as a pit bull mix by the Riverside County Department of Animal Services, was quickly Continue reading →

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Pitbull AttackEmilio Rios, 65, was killed and another woman suffered major injuries in a dog attack in North Shore in Riverside County.

According to a report in The Desert Sun, the incident occurred early morning on September 8, 2015 in front of a home at 70-670 Sea Gull Drive.

Shortly after police found Rios, they heard a cry from a woman who was being attacked by dogs nearby. Officers were able to scare the dogs away, but the woman has been hospitalized with major injuries.

Sheriff’s deputies captured the dogs, which were pit bulls. One of the dogs, described as Continue reading →

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Pitbull AttackAn 11-year-old boy has been hospitalized with injuries after a dog attack in Costa Mesa.

According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the dog bite incident occurred in the 1000 block of Nancy Lane the evening of August 2, 2015.

Police say the boy was walking down the street when he passed by his neighbor’s house whose front door was left open.

Officials say a pit bull that was being fostered by the boy’s neighbors came outside.

The boy, who saw the dog and became scared, started to run away. The dog Continue reading →

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American Staffordshire Terrior Dog AttackThree children were hospitalized with injuries after a dog attack in Temecula the afternoon of July 11, 2015. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the dog attack occurred at a home in the 40000 block of Chantemar way.

The three children, ages 15, 14 and 4, suffered injuries to their arms. Witnesses told police the dog, an American Staffordshire Terrier, mistook children playing as aggressive actions and attacked one of them.

When the other siblings tried to rescue the first victim, they Continue reading →

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A Placentia woman was injured in a dog attack after one of her two pit bulls bit her.

According to a news report in the Orange County Register, police officers responded to a home in the 700 block of East Yorba Linda Boulevard the afternoon of March 9, 2015 and found the woman with bite marks on her face, head, arms and hands.

The attack occurred when the woman, believed to be in her mid-40s, was Continue reading →

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