SACRAMENTO, CA - Farmers Insurance says it will no longer cover pit bulls, rottweilers, and certain wolf hybrids under your homeowner's insurance.
"These three breeds account for 25 percent of all dog bite claims and cause more harm when they attack than any other breed," says Erin Freeman, Chief Communications Officer at Farmers.
But animal rescue groups say this unfairly condemns certain breeds and insurance companies should consider coverage on a case-by-case basis.
"You look at the individual dog just like people you can't make judgements about someone just based on an appearance," says Dawn Capp with Chako Pit Bull Rescue.
Farmers says California homeowners will be notified of the change as their policies come up for renewal.
by Brittany Davis Pulley, BDavis-Pulley@news10.net