No PA Dog Law Charges After Union County Pit Bull Attack

Posted on: November 15th, 2011       Attorney Thomas Newell

On Nov. 3, 2011, Union County Dog Warden Ken Snyder concluded his investigation and did not file any PA Dog Law charges after an Oct. 21, 2011 Union County pit bull attack. As described in the, the PA dog warden noted that the dog was licensed, current with its rabies shots and was euthanized immediately after the 10 day mandatory quarantine time period had ended.

The 50 pound Straffordshire Terrier lived with its owners Susan and William Stackhouse in the 600 block of Vine Street in New Berlin. An 83 year-old neighbor, Frances Stover, stopped by to drop off a newspaper clipping. The Union County dog bite victim opened up a gate to visit with the dog owners when the pit bull charged thru a dog door. She was bitten more than 50 times by this vicious pit bull.

Two weeks after the unprovoked pit bull attack, the Union County resident was still hospitalized at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville PA. If you or a loved one have been bitten by a dog, please call Attorney Thomas J. Newell at 800-980-4842 for a free home consultation. Attorney Newell has been fighting for victims’ rights since 1981. To learn more about his 30 years of experience, see his website of