Lancaster County Pit Bull Attacks Young Boy

Posted on: March 13th, 2012       Attorney Thomas Newell

On March 8, 2012, a young child from Ephrata PA was attacked by a neighbor’s pit bull as he was playing in his own backyard. The young boy instinctively put up his left arm to protect his face when the vicious pit bull bit it causing multiple bite/lacerations.

The Lancaster County dog bite victim was taken to a local hospital for medical treatment. The dog bite wounds were cleaned, x-rays were taken and he was given medications to reduce the risk of infection. The dog warden ordered that the pit bull be quarantined for 10 days as per the PA Dog Law.

Since the pit bull was running loose off its owner’s property, it appears that the owner will be charged with failure to confine in violation of the PA Dog Law. It is alleged that the pit bull has displayed prior vicious propensities in that it attacked a relative of the dog owner before this latest attack.

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