Dog Attacks on Children

Recurring Tragedy

On July 25, 2014, a 1-year-old child was bitten by a pit bull in Cathedral City.

On August 11, 2014, a 5-year-old was bit by a pit bull in Indio, an 11-year-old was also attacked.

On May 8, 2014, a 4-year-old boy was chased and killed by three dogs in Delaware.

Each of these dog attacks involved dogs that had not been neutered.

About 30 people are killed by dogs each year. 

Defendant Alex Jackson was convicted of second degree murder in Landcaster on August 29, 2014, after his four pit bulls were found tearing 63-year-old woman, Pamela Devitt, apart. Pamela had been out for a morning run.

Dog owners are “strictly liable” for any injuries caused by their animal, if not restrained by a leash where the county or city has a leash law. It is also a misdemeanor to abandon any animal (Penal Code Section 597(s)).

Benefits of Neutering

Neutered males roam less, are less destructive, and are much less likely to get into fights. Neutered females are more predictable, relaxed, and are less likely to need expensive surgery later in their lives.

The Animal Samaritans Vet Clinic in Thousand Palms offers low cost neutering. Last year, the clinic even waived $81,600 in surgery fees for qualified pet owners.

In the last 2.5 years, Animal Samaritans rescued and saved the lives of 6,000 animals from public shelters.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in a dog attack and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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