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Protecting Your Children from Dog Bites

As a parent, there’s no doubt you do everything in your power to keep your children safe. When taking into account that children are more at risk of being injured due to a dog bite or attack than adults, it is important to be aware of the dangers posed by dogs so that you can help prevent your child from being bitten.

Protect children from dog bites

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that children between the ages of 5 and 9 experience the highest rate of dog bite injuries. While it is the responsibility of a dog owner to ensure that their dog does not harm others, here are some safety tips to teach your child in the event that he or she encounters an aggressive or unrestrained dog:

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San Diego Zip Codes Notorious for Dog Bite Attacks

San Diego personal injury lawyers know that this area is notorious for dog bite attacks. But now, thanks to San Diego County Animal Service officials, we know which San Diego zip codes have the most dog bite accidents.

The SD Animal Services department – which tracks dog bites closely – has released to NBC 7 news a list of zip codes where the most bites happened  between July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013.

Topping the list – 92113 – which encompasses areas like downtown, Barrio Logan and Logan Heights– with 113 reported incidents.

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California Animal Cruelty and Neglect Laws

San Diego dog attack stories are nothing new on television news, but we don’t hear much about the common problem of animal cruelty and neglect. It carries serious penalties in the state of California – and across the country.

The language used in animal cruelty laws clearly states which kinds of conduct are deemed cruel or inhumane to animals. California’s anti-cruelty statutes cover nearly every kind of misconduct – both broadly and in detail.

Typical animal cruelty conduct involves:

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