(PRWEB) October 16, 2013
PA dog bite attorney, Thomas J. Newell, warns pet owners in Pennsylvania that they should always comply with the PA Dog Law and have their dogs and cats vaccinated against rabies. An October 9, 2013 article in The Sharon Herald titled “Dog-bite victims await rabies results,” described a recent dog attack in Sharon PA that left 3 people injured and concerned that the attacking dog was not up-to-date with its rabies vaccinations.
Sharon Police Chief Mike Menster stated that the American Bulldog first bit a 44 year old man on the face, jaw and both arms. The dog then allegedly bit a woman on her leg and wrist and another woman on the arm. Chief Menster reported that after the 3rd attack, one of his officers shot the attacking dog 3x before it was put down.
According to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s “Rabies Facts” page, rabies is a viral disease most frequently transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal. It can also be transmitted by getting infected saliva into an open wound or fresh abrasion, a mucous membrane or the eye. Attorney Newell cautions all Pennsylvania dog bite victims that if they are unsure as to whether or not the attacking dog is up-to-date with its rabies vaccination, they should speak with their doctor about starting the series of rabies injections.
PA dog attack lawyer, Thomas J. Newell, Esquire has represented dog attack victims in 19 different Counties. Attorneys throughout Pennsylvania have referred their dog bite cases to Attorney Newell. Set up a free home consultation by calling him today at 1-800-980-4842. Information regarding his 32 years of personal injury litigation experience can be found at http://www.NewellLaw.com.