Monroe County Rottweiler Owner Guilty of Harboring a Dangerous Dog

Posted on: October 8th, 2012       Attorney Thomas Newell

On Oct. 4, 2012, rottweiler owner Rhkiah Harris a/k/a Rahkiah Lee-Harris was found guilty of multiple PA Dog Law violations by District Justice Brian Germano of Marshalls Creek PA.  The East Stroudsburg PA rottweiler owner allegedly confines her vicious dog by either tethering it to a tree or housing it in an outdoor kennel.

On June 13, 2012, the aggressive rottweiler got loose, ran around the back of the house and attacked a 10 year old boy who was playing basketball with the defendant’s sons.  The 10 year old Monroe County dog bite victim instinctively put up his left arm to protect his face.  The rottweiler bit his left arm and the boy was taken to Pocono Medical Care Center in East Stroudsburg PA.

The defendant was found guilty of harboring a dangerous dog, failure to confine her rottweiler and not having an up-to-date dog license.  Attorney Newell attended the hearing and presented the court with applicable legal precedent, as well as his opinion regarding the PA Dog Law statutes.

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