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Pit Bull Attack Victim Gets Lawyer

Tammie Jesberger has retained the services of an attorney who specializes in helping victims of dog attacks.

Tammie Jesberger has retained the services of an attorney who specializes in helping victims of dog attacks.

Thomas J. Newell, who has offices in the Lehigh Valley, has handled numerous cases throughout Pennsylvania involving pit bulls.

on Feb. 4 in their Pearl Avenue neighborhood. Jesberger and her father were bruised and battered and their 6-year-old cockapoo underwent four hours of emergency surgery after suffering a torn throat, puncture wounds and a broken jaw in the attack.

Salisbury Township police shot and killed the pit bull after it lunged at them.

Police, who have not released the name of the pit bull owner, are still investigating the case and charges are pending.

Jesperger said she was touched today when she received a care package from a stranger  and her two dogs, Colby and Daisy Mae, that included treats and a squeaky toy for Oreo. The woman had read about the attack and said they were concerned.

"There are some good people in the world," Jesberger said.

 

Jon Anonnon February 11, 2013 at 09:18 AM
In Ireland and England where the Staffordshire Terrier comes from it is still used for fighting and a good one can go for 50 grand,these are a pit bull.Dogo Argentino are a dog breed from pit bulls,all these pit type dogs are easy to tell and anyone who works in a shelter knows that,If you have a look at real game dogs they are small,but all muscle and mouth,these dogs have not changed in looks at all in the last one hundred years.These and the inbred mutants like the fat am bully are unsound fighting dogs and not safe as family pets,the people who have rescued one are putting their family in danger.
Anne King February 11, 2013 at 04:37 PM
well said Mr. Solesky. Seems such a fault within pit advocacy to blame the deed not the breed, because when it happens, they usually blame the victim. You are right with the mantra ban the breed end the deed, it's high time public safety came first.
Jaloney Caldwell February 12, 2013 at 03:29 AM
Another Pitbull FATALITY today... http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/02/11/police-woman-91-was-mauled-to-death-by-her-2-pit-bulls/
Jaloney Caldwell February 12, 2013 at 03:31 AM
AMEN TO That. People need to turn off the Unreality t.v. Those "stars" are PAID to promote pitbulls.. just like t.v. celebs promoted cigarettes for money for decades on the t.v. Wealthy dog fighters promote this fad because they don't have to worry about getting caught and can keep their barbaric sport going with pitbulls popularized. The it's the owner not the breed mantra sounds logical but it's not. This repetitive slogan is illogical. Other dog breeds owned in much greater numbers have equal chances of getting neglectful and abusive owners, yet they adapt to human shortcomings and don't maul people or pets at anywhere near the rate that pitbulls do. Labs are routinely forgotten and chained in backyards and they are the most popular dog breed in America, Labs are not the top killers, pitbull are. Mortality, Maiming and Mauling by Vicious Dogs, Annals of Surgery, April 2011, is study of dog injuries in hospitals spanning the last 15 years. The study found that you have a more than 2500 times higher chance of dying if attacked by a pitbull. We can't keep having kids walking around looking like bombing victims for life and their parents begging for help to pay for the medical bills. These dogs were created for evil and nobody knows when or where.. but family loved and unabused pitbulls suddenly turn into monsters.
Jaloney Caldwell February 12, 2013 at 03:32 AM
Indeed. Just today .. another fatality in L.A. Another Pitbull FATALITY today... http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/02/11/police-woman-91-was-mauled-to-death-by-her-2-pit-bulls/

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