On Tuesday, a man was killed by a dog at a Visalia business on S. Santa Fe Street.
Man Killed by Dog
Visalia, CA - On Tuesday, the Visalia Police Department issued a release about a man attacked and killed by a dog. At 7:48 am, police responded to the 2300 block of South Santa Fe Street regarding an adult male attacked by a dog. The man was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. "The Visalia Police Department Violent Crimes Unit responded," states the release. "The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health also responded to the scene."
Police did not release the victim's name or the breed of dog involved. KSEE reported that the business on South Santa Fe Street is the Jack & Jeff Transfer Company. According to the company's website, the entity has been in business since 1917. It is unknown if the attack occurred inside or outside of the facility or who owns the dog involved. Since the state's occupational safety agency responded, it seems the attack occurred on the business' property.
The property is expansive and has a long roadway leading to the building. A Google Street view from 2019 even shows a dog at the front gate entrance. The fatal attack comes two weeks after Mateo Salvador, a 42-year old construction worker from Guatemala, was killed by four guard dogs after entering a home-turned-business property in Jurupa Valley to perform work for the property's owner, Homeland Electric. Salvador's family plans to sue the company, according to Univision.
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Law enforcement departments across the United States should release consistent "baseline" information to the media and the public after each fatal dog mauling, including these items.
They don’t need to released the dog breed it’s always the number one dangerous breed a pit bull or an rottwiler german shepherd or “pit bull mix”.that the only group of breed that caused the most death.
In a case like this, which appears to involve one or more guard dogs, they certainly do need to release breed information. A range of breeds could be involved, including: Belgian malinois, cane corso, Dogo argentino, presa canario, rottweiler, pit bull…
Ha! You actually caught a photo of a pitbull via Google Street. Sitting right there at the gate.
I’m puzzled as to how these businesses actually conduct business w dangerous dogs guarding the premises. Do they use phones from their trucks? Seems like these places actually stifle making a profit with guard dogs.
From a business owner’s perspective, guard dogs are often “cheap alarms.” Not cheap it turns out if you are sued in a state like California that has “strict liability.”
CalOsha investigates employee workplace injuries and deaths. It must have been an employee that was killed.
I have a feeling there will be no future updates to this case. At least not for 6 or so months.
Not gonna publicly say “How” but it doesn’t take much to remove guard dogs from premises, trained or untrained if a
“professional” thief wants access. If there’s enough money involved, dogs are not going to stop them. The only thing dogs will stop is an amateur.
It’s much easier and cheaper to take out dogs than learning how the alarm system and cameras work, where they’re located and how to disarm and disable all the electronics.
Using dogs for property guarding in a first world country business isn’t about saving property. It’s about intimidation and looking tough.