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When Dogs Bite Dogs: How to Protect Yourself and Your Pets

By Breyer Law Offices on February 6, 2019

A pack of six dogs were loose, running down Interstate 17 at Grand in Phoenix on Monday, December 11, 2018. Four of the dogs were caught while two escaped. None were hit by cars, but drivers had to swerve and brake hard to avoid them. Read the rest »

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Emotional Support Dog Bites Child in Phoenix Airport

By Breyer Law Offices on February 26, 2018

A child at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport was injured by a dog that was booked on a Southwest flight to Portland on February 21, 2018. When the child tried to pet the dog, it responded by biting her on the face. She suffered scratches on her forehead. Paramedics were called to treat the child, and the dog was removed from the flight. The flight was able to depart 20 minutes later. Read the rest »

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When You Lose a Finger to Dog Bite, Who’s Liable?

By Breyer Law Offices on February 25, 2018

Because dogs were domesticated from wolves, they’ve inherited many of the physical attributes of their ancestors. One of these attributes is a dog’s incredibly powerful jaws and sharp, pointed teeth. These were important to the dog’s forefathers for ripping flesh and crushing bone. Some of today’s larger, domesticated dogs have jaw strength equal to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch. That is easily enough “bite power” to sever or permanently damage a human finger—especially the finger of a child. Read the rest »

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Service Animals on Delta Flights

By Breyer Law Offices on January 26, 2018

We often hear about people who dress their dogs up as service dogs so they can get them into restaurants, stores, and even schools. We represent victims of vicious dog attacks who are suffering from serious injuries, and we know how dangerous untrained dogs with irresponsible owners can be.

Airlines also see the dangers of allowing “fake” service dogs on their flights; these dogs aren’t properly trained and can act aggressively or bite passengers. Delta recently changed the rules regarding service dogs on their flights, and they are hoping to cut down on the number of passengers who are injured by aggressive dogs. Read the rest »

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Arizona’s Dog Bite Law

By Breyer Law Offices on January 10, 2018

Do you know how Arizona’s dog bite law began? It started with a miniature poodle named “Fabian.” In 2009, Fabian was on a walk with his owner, who was holding him on his leash. They were still in their own driveway when another dog ran from its backyard and grabbed Fabian, biting and shaking him aggressively. Although his owner rushed him to an emergency animal clinic, Fabian did not survive. Read the rest »

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How the Wrong Owner Can Turn a Good Dog into a Dangerous One

By Breyer Law Offices on December 28, 2017

Dogs really can be man’s best friend. When treated properly, they bring a lot to a person’s life, offering love and affection and of course, that cute wagging tail every single time an owner comes home. And in Maricopa County, virtually anyone can own a dog.  Read the rest »

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Before Letting Someone Babysit Your Dog…

By Breyer Law Offices on November 30, 2017

Dog-walking and dog-sitting apps are growing in popularity as more people turn to them when they go out of town and need someone to watch their pets. The apps offer house-sitting services, pet walking, pet boarding, and more. Pet owners can search through the available sitters, read reviews, and pick people that best match their needs. Read the rest »

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More Rabies? You Better Make Sure Your Dog Has Its Shots

By Breyer Law Offices on September 22, 2017

Maricopa County has seen an increase in rabid animals recently. The seven cases this year relate to five bats, one bobcat, and one fox; and they outweigh the five cases confirmed by the Department of Public Health last year. But while the disease has only been seen in wildlife so far, experts are advising pet owners to get their animals up to date on their vaccines—and not to handle wild animals. Read the rest »

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Watch Out for Bites in Mesa Dog Parks

By Breyer Law Offices on July 21, 2017

Dog parks are a great way to socialize and have fun with your dog. Mesa is filled with parks where dogs can run and even swim. It’s fun to play fetch, work on commands, and let your dog run off some energy. It’s imperative for a dog’s overall health that they get out and play! Read the rest »

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It’s National Safety Month, Part 5: Leash Laws

By Breyer Law Offices on June 28, 2017

June is National Safety Month. And while many people might first think that National Safety Month is about water safety, workplace safety, and safety while out on the roads, it’s important to remember to keep our pets safe, too. The leash laws in Arizona are meant to do just this, and to keep everyone around dogs safe as well.  Read the rest »

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