Articles Posted in Dog Bite

Pets Seeking Homes at Placer SPCA

If you’re considering the addition of a furry family member, Placer SPCA in Roseville is an ideal starting point for your search. Not only does the shelter host an array of loving animals seeking permanent homes, but it’s also part of a broader effort across California to place thousands of pets of various breeds, ages, and sizes into loving families. You’re sure to find a pet that aligns perfectly with your household’s needs in your local community.

Dog Attack Against Mailman Occurs Near Roseville Road

According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office, a North Highlands mailman was attacked near the Roseville Road intersection with Walerga Road recently, which caused severe injuries. The mailman was approaching a door to deliver mail when the pitbull pushed open the screen and attacked the 73-year-old. The dog’s owner and a passerby who had called 911 for help attempted to stop the attack. 

Two People Injured in Dog Pack Attacks Near Cohasset Road

Dog pack attacks that injured Chico residents occurred on July 14. A call was made to the Chico Police Department shortly before 8:00 a.m., who said she was attacked by around 10 dogs in the northern part of Chico around the intersection of Cohasset and Eaton roads. While going to the location of the dog attack, other calls came in that were being reported by others. 

Attack at Central Park Dog Park Kills One Canine, Injures Three Others and Harms Human

One canine was killed and three others injured, as was a human in a Fremont dog attack on December 6. According to a post on Facebook issued by the Fremont Police Department, the attack took place around 1:00 p.m. near Central Park Dog Park. The police reported the attacking dog in question was unleashed and running loose at the time of the attack. 

Don’t Give Kids a Puppy for Christmas

With the holidays fast approaching, many families look forward to exchanging gifts on Christmas morning. While giving children a cute little puppy as a gift may seem harmless, many pet care experts warn against it. Unlike other gifts that can be returned if it’s a bad fit, an animal is a living being and can’t simply be returned or exchanged.

Dog Attacks Threaten Sacramento Postal Workers

The newest national rankings by the U.S. Postal Service for the number of dog attacks against its employees was released recently, and Sacramento was listed as number 16. National Dog Bite Awareness Week is from June 12 until June 18, and this seemed like a good time to make local residents aware of the dangers faced by Sacramento postal workers when delivering mail.

Compensation After a Dog Bite Injury in Modesto

Are dog bites in Modesto and the rest of California common? California ranked number one in the number of injuries caused by dog bites in 2019 and 2018 as well as in previous years. According to the Insurance Information Institute, there were 3,496 claims filed in 2019, with an average payout of $44,760. Not all of the insurance claims were for dog bites. Some were from other types of injuries caused by dogs that include knocking down elderly persons, bicyclists and children.

Choosing a Dog for Your Family

When it comes to getting a family dog, it can be a confusing decision to make on what breed. After all, when it comes to purebred dogs, the American Kennel Club recognizes 192 separate breeds. Some people make the mistake of buying a puppy or adult dog that is their favorite breed, but this isn’t necessarily a good decision, especially when children are involved. Following are some suggestions and questions you should ask yourself that may help make that decision safer and happier for everyone involved when buying a family dog. 

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