Schuylkill County Pitbull Attacks
Elicit Mixed Views From Government Officials

Posted on: September 11th, 2012       Attorney Thomas Newell

The Republican Herald 7/8/2011

Thomas J. Newell, Perkasie, a layer who handles dog bite case across Pennsylvania, said the state, not municipalities, should act to restrict put bulls.

Newell said the breed is the problem.

“The problem is pit bulls. They are attacking the young and old,” Newell said.

Pennsylvania law already restricts dogs that have been determined by a court to be dangerous, requiring owners of such canines to post signs, fence their properties, put muzzles on their dogs and carry insurance, Newell said. A local law cannot contradict that by restricting a specific breed.”

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