Allentown Dog Owner Convicted of PA Dog Law Violations

Posted on: December 10th, 2012       Attorney Thomas Newell

On Nov. 30, 2012, an Allentown PA bulldog owner was convicted of 2 PA Dog Law violations by District Justice Michael D’Amore.  The negligent dog owner was found guilty of failing to confine the bulldog, as well as harboring a dangerous dog.  The most recent incident involved an attack on a 45 year old Allentown PA resident who was walking a friend’s Wheaton Terrier.

The defendant’s dog bit the terrier in the buttock, then grabbed the tiny dog by its neck.  As the Lehigh County dog bite victim tried to free the terrier, the bulldog bit her hands leaving 8 puncture wounds on her left hand and 3 puncture wounds on her right hand.  She further testified about the medical care she received at Sacred Heart Hospital and Coordinated Health System.  Her medical bills totaled approximately $8,000.00.  Officer Jeff Wesneski of the Allentown PA Police Department also testified about a prior attack this bulldog made on another small dog.

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