Category Archives: Dog Bites

Dog bites and dog attacks can cause serious injuries, and many times children are the victims. Learn more about the California one bite law.

How Do I Deal with an Attacking Dog While Cycling?

Our fluffy, four-legged companions are normally nothing but friendly. Bicycles, unfortunately, have a way of provoking the worst canine behavior. This makes sense, as dogs descended from wolves, and wolves evolved to chase down their prey. A speeding cyclist may cause a dog’s predatory instinct to kick in. If you find yourself in such a situation, here’s the strategy you should take to deal with an attacking dog. How to Deal with and Attacking Dog Use your water bottle – You can use a water bottle as a harmless but effective weapon to protect yourself from a dog. If the dog has given chase and is showing signs of attacking, squirting him in the eyes can make him slow down. Normally, this will startle him enough for you to get away safely. Keep dog treats with you – If you’re worried about the dog at an unavoidable house on your…
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Why Is This Dog Bite Lawsuit a Federal Case?

A woman in San Diego filed a lawsuit against the police department in 2010 after she was attacked by a police dog. According to the suit, the plaintiff had been out drinking with friends the night of the incident. Afterwards, she went to her place of work instead of home and fell asleep on the couch in her office. She reportedly failed to disarm the security system, which then alerted the police. When the police arrived, they say they called out a warning to anyone inside the office building, but heard no response. That’s when they let the dog loose. The animal is trained to search a property and use a “bite and hold” technique to subdue the first person they find. This dog attacked the face of the sleeping plaintiff. Did She Win Her Civil Lawsuit? Three years after filing her civil lawsuit, a federal trial court dismissed the…
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A Chula Vista Woman Died of Heart Failure During a Dog Attack

Police arrived on the scene of a disturbance call in Chula Vista to find an 83-year-old woman dead in her back yard after an apparent dog attack. The woman, who was reportedly battling cancer, sustained multiple puncture wounds from dog bites on her hands and feet. When authorities got there, the two dogs had moved from the backyard into the house and were still fighting. The woman’s poodle mix was severely injured by the neighbor’s boxer, and was transported to an animal hospital after police broke up the dogs. The woman’s daughter told 10News that her mother likely had a heart attack due to the trauma of the dog attack. Trying to save her dog’s life may have cost this woman’s mother her own. Neighbors in the area say the boxer’s owners just recently moved into the neighborhood, adding that their dogs have been a nuisance ever since. “They weren’t…
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