An article by the Washington Times recently covered a story originally posted in our hometown newspaper, the Altoona Mirror. According to the news story, which can be found here and on the Altoona Mirror online, an Altoona man was recently mauled by his own pit bull/bulldog mix. Police were called to the scene and the dog was eventually shot. The man was flown to UPMC Pittsburgh, where he was reported to be in critical condition.
Although dogs are often friendly, docile, and excellent pets, sometimes dogs can lash out and attack others. These cases are often reported within the more “dangerous” dog breeds, such as pitt bulls, rottweilers, and others. Unfortunately, many of these dog attacks tend to happen to small children. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a dog attack due to the negligence of another dog owner, it may be time to seek legal action. Attorney Doug Stoehr is an Altoona, PA area attorney that is experienced in dog bite claims. For more information, call his office at 814-515-9074.