Lawrence County Pit Bull Owner Found Guilty

Posted on: March 19th, 2012       Attorney Thomas Newell

A March 15, 2012 article from The New Castle News reported that a New Castle PA dog owner was required to forfeit her 3 pit bulls, pay $8,136.00 in restitution and placed under probation for 1 year. She plead guilty to one count of dog attack causing serious injury or death after a Lawrence County PA dog attack.

The article described the pit bull owner as instructing her sons to take the dogs out. They were unrestrained and immediately attacked a 91 year old neighbor. The New Castle pit bull attack victim was severely injured and received extensive medical care at Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh. The 3 pit bulls have been maintained by the Lawrence County Humane Society since the attack.

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