Archive for October, 2011

Saturday Oct. 29 Wayne County Discounted Rabies Vaccinations

Posted on: October 28th, 2011       Attorney Thomas Newell

On Saturday Oct. 29, 2011, between 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. the Dressin Animal Shelter of Honesdale, Pennsylvania will be hosting discounted rabies vaccinations. The vaccine fee for cats and dogs is only $7.00 per animal. Dr. Henry Nebzydoski, Jr., DVM and his staff from Carbondale Veterinary Hospital will be administering the rabies vaccinations.

The rabies vaccine clinic will take place at the Wayne County Fairgrounds on Miller Road, just north of Honesdale. More information can be obtained from PA Humane Officer Marlene Metzger at 570-647-0239. Researchers estimate that there are approximately 50,000 worldwide deaths each year from the rabies virus.

In August, Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia announced that it had received a multi-million dollar grant to pursue additional testing of a new rabies vaccine that would hopefully be able to treat more advanced cases of rabies infections. If you would like more information regarding dog attack injuries and treatment, please see Attorney Newell’s website of

Dangerous Dog Conviction for Adams County Pit Bull Owner

Posted on: October 27th, 2011       Attorney Thomas Newell

On Oct. 25, 2011, District Justice Beauchat of Gettysburg PA found a Fairfield PA pit bull owner guilty of harboring a dangerous dog and failure to confine the pit bull. On April 13, 2011, a 6 year-old Adams County resident had a piece of her nose bitten off by this vicious pit bull.

Testimony presented at the hearing was consistent that the defendant pit bull owner was aware of its prior vicious propensities. The neighbors were required to stop at the property line and call for the defendant’s 3 pit bulls by the invisible fence boundary. None of the pit bulls responded, so the 2 children walked up towards the defendant’s house.

The PA pit bull attack victim knocked on the front door twice. After the 2nd knock, the defendant told her to come in. As she opened the door a crack, the pit bull used its snout to push open the door to allow it to escape. It knocked down the little girl as she stood on the porch and bit her in the face.

The PA dog bite victim was rushed to Meritus Medical Center. Unfortunately, efforts made to re-attach the bitten off portion of her nose were unsuccessful. PA Dog Warden Barry Hockley also testified for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

If you or a family member have been attacked by a dog in PA, please telephone 800-980-4842 for a free home consult with Thomas J. Newell, Esquire. Attorney Newell has 30 years of experience fighting for victim’s rights. His website of provides detailed information regarding the PA Dog Law.

ARD Approval For Montgomery County Dangerous Dog Owner

Posted on: October 19th, 2011       Attorney Thomas Newell

On Oct. 7, 2011, a Plymouth Township dog owner was approved for admission into Montgomery County’s ARD program. According to, his German Shepherd had attacked 3 other innocent victims before this vicious Montco dog bite attack.

The German Shepherd was unrestrained on Oct. 5, 2009 when it mauled a 5 year old Conshohocken girl. She was medevaced to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where the Montgomery County PA dog attack victim underwent a 5 hour surgery to repair damaged vocal cords and a punctured larynx. Sentencing will take place on Oct. 25, 2011.

If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a Pennsylvania dog bite attack, please call 800-980-4842 for a free home consultation with Thomas J. Newell, Esquire. Attorney Newell has been representing PA personal injury victims since 1981. Please see his website of for more information regarding his 30 years of legal experience.

Vicious York PA Rottweiler Put Down

Posted on: October 14th, 2011       Attorney Thomas Newell

On Oct. 3 2011, the rottweiler that had viciously attacked a 2 year-old girl in York PA this past summer was euthanized. This unprovoked York County dog bite attack was not the first time this rottweiler had displayed vicious propensities. On June 4, 2011, the dog jumped over a 3′ tall fence & bit the child in the back of the head.

The rottweiler’s owners have plead guilty to multiple violations of the PA Dog Law, including harboring a dangerous dog. The financial impact on a dog owner after such a conviction/guilty plea oftentimes results in a decision to put the aggressive dog down.

The rottweiler attack victim is now recovering from both her physical, as well as mental injuries. If you or a loved one have been attacked by an aggressive dog, please call Attorney Thomas Newell at 1-800-980-4842. Set up a free home consultation with an attorney who has fought for victim’s rights since 1981. More information about his representation of PA dog bite victims can be found at

Insurance Company Files Suit vs. Property Owner & Pit Bull Attack Victims

Posted on: October 6th, 2011       Attorney Thomas Newell

On or about Oct. 6, 2011, The Travelers Indemnity Company of America filed a lawsuit versus pit bull attack victims Ajia & Elizabeth Brown, as well as property owner Marjorie Nicholson. On June 1, 2010, the Browns were attacked and bitten by 2 pit bulls housed on Nicholson’s property in Hanover PA. Ajia nearly bled to death and has endured 13 surgeries since the brutal pit bull attack.

In its Complaint, the insurance company admits that it was paid to provide homeowners liability insurance for accidents occurring on the Nicholson property. However, Travelers claims that they are not responsible to compensate the Browns for their injuries because of an exclusion in the Nicholson insurance contract. Travelers alleges that the Nicholson property consisted of 4 separate apartments while the insurance contract only covered a one or two family dwelling.

Attorney Thomas Newell will be representing the York County dog bite victims and plans to mount a rigorous defense to that insurance company’s accusations. If you or a loved one have been injured in a dog bite attack in Pennsylvania, call Attorney Newell for a free home consultation at 800-980-4842. For specific information regarding the PA Dog Law, see his website: