Family Dog Saves Girl in Erie Pit Bull Attack

Posted on: June 29th, 2012       Attorney Thomas Newell

On July 08, 2011, a German shorthaired pointer saved an 8 year-old girl while she was being attacked by a neighbor’s pit bull. As described on, the pit bull got loose and ran into the victim’s yard where it grabbed the girl’s right arm. The family pet then attacked the pit bull causing it to loosen its grip on the girl. The victim’s father then pulled his daughter free. The Erie County Dog Warden is investigating the dog attack.