Attacking Pit Bull Shot by State Police in Dauphin County

Posted on: June 29th, 2012       Attorney Thomas Newell

On Nov. 2, 2011, a Pennsylvania State Trooper shot and killed a pit bull ofter it attacked a woman in Middle Paxton Township. According to various media reports, a 44 year old woman had found the pit bull running loose in the community several days earlier and was trying to find it a home. She was planning on meeting with some people at the Boyd Big Tree Preserve to see if they would adopt the pit bull.

The Dauphin County pit bull attack victim was taken to Harrisburg Hospital where surgery was needed to treat severe bite wounds to her arm. Her mother was also attacked by the vicious pit bull.