New Charges After Dangerous PA Pit Bull Attacks Again

Posted on: October 12th, 2010       Attorney Thomas Newell

On Sept. 15, 2010, Quarryville PA Police charged dog owners from Oxford & Quarryville with violating the PA Dog Law after their pit bull attacked a second victim in 3 months.  As described on, their pit bull had first bitten a motorcycle rider on May 14, 2010.  As a result of this unprovoked attack, a Pennsylvania dog warden cited them for harboring a dangerous dog.

Once a dangerous dog citation has been issued, the PA dog owner must confine the dog within a restricted enclosure until there is a final determination made regarding the citation.  The only exception is when the dog is being taken to receive veterinary care.  Your PA dog bite attorney was appalled to find out that these pit bull owners intentionally disregarded the PA Dog Law by taking their dangerous dog to a public park in Quarryville.

On Aug. 20, 2010, a woman took her family to the park.  Her 5 year-old son was mauled by the defendants’ pit bull which was neither muzzled nor under the full control of its owners.  The Pennsylvania dog bite victim suffered multiple dog bite wounds to his face.  The boy was rushed to Lancaster General Hospital where surgeons applied stitches to his cheek, eyebrow and forehead to close the multiple wounds.

Once he was home, the PA dog bite victim had problems sleeping as he was fearful that the pit bull was going to attack him again.  As a Pennsylvania dog attack lawyer, I hope that the full force of the PA Dog Law is applied to these reckless PA pit bull owners.  They needlessly exposed this young boy to a pit bull which had demonstrated prior vicious propensities.

If you or a family member has been seriously injured in a Pennsylvania dog bite attack, I ask that you immediately telephone me at 800-980-4842.  I provide a free home consultation.  You can also reach me via my website of