Jury awards nearly $1 million to victim of 2019 dog mauling

30 May 2023

Sonoma County, Caltrans and two homeless people must pay nearly $1 million in damages to a Santa Rosa woman who was mauled by a pit bull near an encampment in 2019, a civil jury has ruled.

The $946,000 award is in response to the Nov. 10, 2019, attack that severely injured Carolyn Teel, 54, near a homeless encampment on Hoen Frontage Road near Montgomery High School.

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