Tethered Pit Bull Mauls PA Dog Bite Victim

Posted on: September 15th, 2010       Attorney Thomas Newell

On Sept. 4, 2010, a six year old girl from McKeesport PA was severely injured as a result of a pit bull attack.  As described on The Pittsburgh Channel, a neighbor’s pit bull broke loose from its outdoor chain, jumped a fence and mauled the young girl as she was playing in her own backyard.  Your PA dog bite lawyer had written an Aug. 26, 2010 blog encouraging Pennsylvania politicians to pass an anti-tethering bill this year.

Since chained dogs are nearly 3 times more likely to attack than those that have not been tethered, dog owners who chain their pets are putting innocent people at risk.  What parent would think that their child would be nearly killed while playing in their own fenced-in backyard?  Fortunately, an adult family member was able to pull the pit bull off the young girl and she was rushed to Children’s Hospital in Allegheny County.

The PA dog bite victim was in surgery for more than 2 hours to repair her head wounds.  Her grandmother said the dog attack was so severe that the young girl was nearly scalped.  As a Pennsylvania dog bite attorney, I can say that the dog owner made a prudent decision to put the pit bull down after this vicious dog attack.  The victim’s family has also decided to erect a tall fence around their backyard since the defendant owns another dog.

Attorney Thomas Newell strongly believes that chaining dogs makes them more aggressive and helps to cause unprovoked PA dog bite attacks.  For anti-tethering information I suggest that you visit www. unchainpadogs.com.  If you or a loved one has sustained serious injuries due to a dog bite, please call me for a free home consultation at 800-980-4842.  You may also email me thru my website at www.PADogAttackLawyer.com.  I represent Pennsylvania dog bite victims – never insurance companies!