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 PADogAttackLawyer.com provides detailed information regarding the PA Dog Law.