AB 265 of the 2013 session released Cities and other public entities from liability resulting from the actions of dogs in their dog parks. When a dog bites, injures or kills a person or another animal in a dog park by its sole action, the liability will no longer be placed on the public entity that owns the dog park. While the public entity may be sued by the victim, the public entity should be removed from the suit quickly with the immunity provided by Section 831.7.5.
(a) A public entity that owns or operates a dog park shall not be held liable for injury or death of a person or pet resulting solely from the actions of a dog in the dog park.
(b) This section shall not be construed to affect the liability of a public entity that exists under the law.(c) “Public entity” has the same meaning as Section 811.2, and includes, but is not limited to, cities, counties, cities and counties, and special districts.