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According to authorities, this dog attacked a 2-year-old boy in Castro Valley on May 8, 2012. (Alameda County Sheriff)

Insurance Claims, County Regulations Up Ante In Dog Biting Cases

Dog bite claims are way up across the nation and, according to the Insurance Information Network, California leads the pack. If it’s your dog doing the biting, you’re likely to pay dearly.

05/19/2012

A Vallejo police officer shot and killed Belle when he felt threatened during a routine house visit on May 16, 2012. (CBS)

Vallejo Family Demands Answers After Police Officer Kills Dog

A Vallejo family demands answers after a police officer shot and killed one of their dogs when he came to their house Wednesday to investigate an identity theft.

05/17/2012

According to authorities, this dog attacked a 2-year-old boy in Castro Valley on May 8, 2012. (Alameda County Sheriff)

Parents Of 2-Year-Old Mauled By Dog In Castro Valley Arrested

The parents of a two-year-old boy mauled by the family dog in Castro Valley early Tuesday morning have been arrested on child endangerment charges.

05/08/2012

A child was bitten by the family dog at this Castro Valley home. (CBS)

Castro Valley Child Bitten By Dog; 2nd East Bay Mauling In 2 Days

Alameda County Sheriff’s Sgt. J.D. Nelson confirmed Tuesday that a child was badly bitten by family dog on the 21000 block of Gary Drive in Castro Valley early Tuesday morning.

05/08/2012

A pit bull terrier. (David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

3-Year-Old Mauled By Pit Bull In Martinez

A 3-year-old girl who was seriously injured in unincorporated Martinez Friday morning when a pit bull attacked her is expected to survive.

04/13/2012

Dogfighting.

Lunging Pit Bull Shot Dead By Alameda Police Officer

A police officer fatally shot a pit bull in Alameda Sunday night while responding to a home on a report of a disturbance, police said.

04/02/2012

A pit bull dog. (CBS)

Pit Bull Attacks Fairfax Officer; 2nd Incident In 4 Years

A Marin County police officer was badly hurt in a dog attack, and officers report that this isn’t the first time they’ve been forced to use a weapon on the same animal.

03/29/2012

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Pacifica Police Officer Shoots, Kills Pit Bull Attacking Corgi

A police officer shot and killed a dog that appeared to be attacking a Pacifica resident’s smaller dog Tuesday morning, police said.

03/08/2012

Steven Hayashi, pit bull attack, dog, grandson killed

Suspect In Concord Fatal Pit Bull Attack On Toddler May Face Murder Charge

A preliminary hearing began in Martinez Wednesday for a man whose pack of pit bulls attacked and killed his 2-year-old step-grandson in his home in Concord last July.

CBS San Francisco–06/29/2011

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Ukiah Teen Accused Urging Pit Bull To Attack Officer

A 15-year-old is in custody in Mendocino County after allegedly urging his pit bull to attack an animal control officer.

CBS San Francisco–06/01/2011

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