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Dog Bite Report At Williams Sisters Home

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www.DogExplorer.com News — Tennis playing superstars Venus and Serena Williams had their home visited by police in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, in response to a report of a dog bite. Details are sketchy as we publish but it appears a security guard was bitten by an unidentified dog late on the evening of December 1, 2006. Published reports indicate the bite was not severe and the guard was not hospitalized. Serena Williams is known to be a dog lover with a Parson Russell Terrier (previously known as Jack Russell Terriers) called Jackie and a Pit Bull (American Staffordshire Terrier) named Bambi. At press time there is no indication either dog was involved. Looking for premium dog food for your special friends? We have a great selection of Innova dog food, Canidae dog food, and other great dog foods for...

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Dog Owners Protected From Kennel Lawsuits California Supreme Court Declares

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Dogs In LA County Must Be Spayed-Neutered Under Ordinance

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Los Angeles County Supervisors have voted unanimously in a first hearing to approve an ordinance they say is intended to control strays. If it becomes law, the regulation will require residents in unincorporated portions of the County to spay or neuter, as well as implant microchips into their dogs. Certain dogs, including animals belonging to registered breeders intended to compete in shows, as well as dogs that help the disabled, will be exempted. According to the Daily Breeze, “Dog owners found to be in violation of the ordinance could be fined up to $250 for a first-time offense. Repeat violators would face fines up to $1,000 and possible imprisonment.” The regulation is supported by several animal advocacy groups and individuals. “There are too many animals being born and being euthanized,” Madeline Bernstein of the Los Angeles Society for the...

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Dog Breed Could Put House Insurance In The Doghouse

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Dog owners in New York may want to hide their dogs if they are expecting a visit from their insurance agent. If they own certain breeds, some insurance companies may refuse to issue or renew their policy. According to a story in the Poughkeepsie Journal, many residents of upstate New York have been shocked to learn that their precious pooches are a no-no, as far as homeowners’ insurance goes. The idea of a banned dog breed list is not new for insurance companies. They argue that liability claims related to dogs, especially dog bites, cost insurance companies millions of dollars each year. However, others believe this is discriminatory. Cases of dog bites have little to do with the breed of the dogs, and much more to do with the owners, goes this argument. Legislators in Albany may come to...

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