Thursday, March 28, 2013
The Allentown man charged in a February pit bull attack in Salisbury Township apologized in court Thursday.
An Allentown man whose pit bull attacked a man and his daughter and tore into their cockapoo pled guilty Thursday and was ordered to pay more than $3,500 in vet bills, according to a Lehigh Valley Live report. The cockapoo, named Oreo, suffered a torn throat, broken jaw and puncture wounds. The Pit bull was shot dead by Salisbury Township Police after the Feb. 4 attack. The dog's owner, Montreal Howard, apologized to Oreo's owner, Tammie Jesberger. Here's the original account of the attack: Jesberger grabbed a metal stake from a solar Christmas ornament on her front lawn, straddled the Pit bull, pried open his powerful jaws and wedged the stake in horizontally. It bought her a moment to run to the front door to shove Oreo inside. The pit …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Help is needed to cover vet expenses for a cockapoo nearly killed in a vicious pit bull attack
A fund has been established to help cover $3,000 in emergency veterinary care needed to save a cockapoo named Oreo attacked by a pit bull in Salisbury Township, Lehigh County. Oreo underwent four hours of surgery to repair a torn throat, broken jaw and puncture wounds. Donations can be made at Wells Fargo Bank, Mountainville Financial Center, 1901 S. Fourth Street, Allentown, Pa., 18103. Make checks payable to Tammie Jesberger/Oreo. The pit bull was shot dead by police after the Feb. 4 attack. The dog's owner, an Allentown man, has been charged with allowing his dog to run at large. Oreo's owner, Tammie Jesberger, recalled how an "Animal Planet" episode about wrangling alligators inspired her to try to thwart the pit bull. She grabbed a …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
A pit bull attacked two adults and their dog, Salisbury off-duty cops will have to follow a new policy, winter parking could get restricted on the east side and other stories topped Salisbury Patch news last week.
Saturday, February 9
Salisbury Township police shot and killed a stray pit bull Monday after it bit two people and seriously injured their dog and lunged at the officers, according to police. Police charged Montreal Howard of Allentown, with violating a township ordinance on animals running at large. Tammie Jesberger, her father, Bill Tittel, and their 6-year-old cockapoo, Oreo, allegedly were attacked by the pit bull in their Pearl Avenue neighborhood. Oreo underwent four hours of emergency surgery after suffering puncture wounds and a broken jaw in the attack, its owner said. Residents who live in the warren of congested, narrow streets in Eastern Salisbury Township made worse during snow storms may soon have to comply with new parking restrictions in winter…
Friday, February 8, 2013
The owner of a pit bull who bit two people and seriously injured their dog was charged with violating a township ordinance, Salisbury Township Police said.
The owner of a pit bull that attacked two people and a dog Feb. 4 has been charged with violating an ordinance prohibiting animals running at large, according to a Salisbury Township Police Department news release issued Friday. Police identified the owner as Montreal Howard, 416 E. Susquehanna St., Allentown. The maximum fine for violating the township ordinance is $300 plus costs. Related story: Pit Bull Attack on Cockapoo Was Vicious, Owners Say Police said Howard was "very cooperative" during the investigation and told them his pit bulls were up to date with their vaccinations. Police said Howard's two pit bulls ran away from his home and were wandering the neighborhood when they encountered Bill Tittel and his 6-year-old cockapoo, …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Tammie Jesberger has retained the services of an attorney who specializes in helping victims of dog attacks.
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Thursday, February 7
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. Jesberger, her father, Bill Tittel, and their dog, Oreo, were attacked by a loose pit bull 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 …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Salisbury Township Police shot and killed a stray pit bull in the 1400 block of Pearl Avenue after it attacked two people, a dog and an officer, police said.
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Tuesday, February 5
Salisbury Township police shot and killed a stray pit bull Monday after it mauled two adults and a dog and lunged at the officers, according to a police news release. Police were called to the 1400 block of Pearl Avenue to investigate a 911 call of a female screaming for help, police said. When officers arrived, they found a woman who was bitten and knocked down by a stray pit bull in her front yard. While police, with the assistance of Animal Control and the Lehigh County Humane Society, were helping the woman, they were alerted that a 73-year-old man and his dog whom he was walking were being attacked nearby, police said. The man, woman and dog needed medical assistance. Police transported the man's small dog, who was critically injured …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
The latest Lehigh Valley case of animal cruelty involves a pit bull with a broken leg left abandoned and chained to a trailer.
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Thursday, August 2, 2012
An abused young pit bull with a broken leg found in Lower Saucon Township has a new name - Anchor - because he was found tied to a boat trailer with a chain so heavy he couldn't lift his head. A resident of a Kohler Drive apartment complex found the dog and called police Tuesday morning. Police are searching for the dog's owner. The dog was taken to the Center for Animal Health and Welfare, a non-profit, no-kill shelter in Williams Township. The center welcomes donations to help pay for Anchor's surgery and care. Anyone with information about the dog is asked to call Cpl. Tim Connell of Lower Saucon Police at 610-330-2200. This is just the latest of several animal cruelty cases in the Lehigh Valley this summer.