Recently, a partner at our law firm, Attorney Jason Lichtenstein, talked to the media about dog bites, an issue that's received a lot of local attention recently following the tragic death of a two-day-old infant who was attacked by the family Husky in McKeesport.
Dogs truly can be wonderful companions, but remember that as a dog owner, you are responsible for the actions of your pet. By following the leash laws and dog bite laws for where you live, you can help prevent accidents from occurring.
If you own a dog and live in Pennsylvania, you should be familiar with our state's dog laws. Here are some of the main points to consider:
In addition to following your state's laws, it's important to understand dog behavior. Our law firm has compiled resources on dog bite prevention, including tips for parents, tips for kids, and dog bite warning signs.
I love dogs as much as the next person, but I've seen what can happen when they aren't under control. Not only are they a risk to people and other animals, they are a risk to themselves as well. Dogs that get loose can run into traffic, get lost, and put themselves in harm's way. Please take the proper precautions to keep your dog safe and out of trouble.