Attorney Newell Hired by Harrisburg Pit Bull Mauling Victim

Posted on: January 15th, 2014       Attorney Thomas Newell

On January 1, 2014, Attorney Thomas J. Newell provided a free home consultation to a Harrisburg, PA family whose 9 year-old son was bitten in the face by a neighbor’s pit bull.  The pit bull, “Nitro”, jumped over the fence installed by the plaintiffs on the property line.  The boy was treated at Pinnacle Health Hospital for the dog bite to his nose.


The parents of the Harrisburg pit bull attack victim described for Attorney Newell the lengthy history of Nitro, the pit bull, acting aggressively to area residents and/or running loose off its owner’s property.  Attorney Newell also spoke with a neighbor whose Weimaraner was pursued and attacked by the unleashed pit bull in April of 2012.

The PA Dog Law requires all dog owners to properly confine their dogs and to have them under control at all times.  If you have been attacked by a dog in Pennsylvania, call Thomas J. Newell at 1-800-980-4842.  Attorney Newell provides a free home consultation anywhere in PA.  More information re: his 32 years of experience can be found at  Find him on Twitter @