Criminal Charges Filed After Blair County Pit Bull Mauling

Posted on: April 5th, 2011       Attorney Thomas Newell

A March 3, 2011 report on detailed the filing of criminal charges against an Altoona pit bull owner. On Feb. 18, 2010 a 10 year-old boy knocked on the defendant’s front door to play with his friend. The pit bull, which had a past history of vicious propensities, jumped thru the front glass door and began to attack the helpless boy.

The Altoona PA dog bite victim instinctively put up his left arm to protect his face. This action may have saved his life. The pit bull tore into his left biceps. Altoona police reported that the pit bull destroyed the boy’s biceps muscle. He was admitted to Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh where the PA pit bull attack victim underwent major reconstructive surgery.

Criminal charges include recklessly endangering another person and attacks causing severe injury or death. If you or a family member have been attacked by a pit bull or other vicious dog, please contact your Pennsylvania dog bite attorney as soon as possible. Call my toll free number of 800-980-4842 to schedule your free home consultation. Put my 30 years of experience to work for you. More detailed information regarding dog bite attacks can be found at