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Posted about 4 years ago.

Thank you Talitha -- could you point me to the section of California code that states this?

Talitha Davies Wegner
Talitha Davies Wegner, Family Law Attorney - Los Angeles, CA
Posted about 4 years ago.

There is no specific code section. California Code is limited to human and livestock damage. However, your dog is considered property under CA law. As a result, you are entitled to reimbursement for damage to your property as a result of the attacking dog's negligence. Actual expenses are consistently awarded.

There are some cases that address this sort of issue.
(Roos v. Loeser, 41 Cal. App. 783 (Cal. App. 1919). , the court decided that the value was limited to the fair market value and related expenses of the dog.

In Wells v. Brown, 97 Cal. App. 361 (Cal. Ct. App. 1950), The decisions out of California continue to recognize animals as property, and recovery at fair market value.