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Eleasha Gall, director of behavior and training at spcaLA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles), interacts with Tux, a one-year-old Pit bull, in an effort to promote behavior to avoid dog bites, at the spcaLA P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village and Education Center in Long Beach, Calif., on Wednesday, May 16, 2012. One of the nation's largest home insurers released its 2011 statistics on dog bite claims Wednesday. A State Farm Insurance spokesman says more than $109 million was paid on about 3,800 dog bite claims nationwide. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

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