Proposed PA Law to Protect Service Dogs

Posted on: June 7th, 2012       Attorney Thomas Newell

A May 31 article from discussed a bill which passed the Pennsylvania Senate to give further protection to PA’s service dogs. The legislation is now before the PA House of Representatives.

The bill would allow authorities to charge dog owners with a 3rd degree misdemeanor if their dog attacks a service dog and they had knowledge of the dog’s prior vicious propensities. The law includes fines of up to $15,000.00 plus restitution for out-of-pocket expenses for the owners of the service dogs.

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