Officers with the San Diego Police Department say they released a K9 on a man who attacked a cab driver, tried to steal a motorcycle and threatened one of their officers in downtown on July 9. However, a group called United Against Police Terror, posted a video to their Facebook page saying the officer “allowed the dog to maul the man” while he was still handcuffed. Continue reading →
Two loose pit bulls killed a cat, chased a woman and bit a man the morning of June 23, 2017. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, several eyewitnesses contacted police to report that two dogs had killed a cat in the 3100 block of South Lowell Street. Police said the dogs then went after a woman, but she managed to run away. That’s when they tried to attack a small dog that was being walked by a man near Alton Avenue and Bristol Street.
The man then got between his dog and the attacking dogs and was Continue reading →
A dog attack that was caught on video on Catalina Island left John Brady of Huntington Beach seriously injured and hospitalized. According to a KTLA news report, the incident occurred on when two dogs attacked Brady and his smaller dog. The larger dogs were described as pit bulls. The dog attack occurred on Avalon Pier. Brady said his Jack Russell terrier, Josh, was attacked by the two larger dogs on the Avalon Pier. Continue reading →
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.
Dog Bite Laws
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.
Horrific Dog Attack
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 →
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 →
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 →
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.
Failure to Disclose Information
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 →
A 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 →
Emilio 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 →