Neighbors Save Woman & Dog from Loose Pit Bull

Three good Samaritans will be honored on August 15, 2011 after saving a woman, her baby and her black Labrador from a Pit Bull that escaped from a neighbor’s house.  In July 2011, Meghan McLaughlin was walking with her baby and her dog, when a Pit Bull broke through its owner’s glass storm door and attacked McLaughlin’s pet.

Hearing their neighbor’s call for help, off-duty Palmyra officer Joseph W. Osinski, Paul Kelly Jr. and John Banscher came to McLaughlin’s aid.  Banscher separated the two dogs by wedging a broom handle in between the Pit Bull’s mouth and the lab’s neck, while the other two neighbors restrained the Pit Bull.

Like most dog owners, the Pit Bull owner claimed her dog had never done that before and would never hurt anyone.  However, if it wasn’t for the quick action of McLaughlin’s neighbors, her dog was saved and the situtation did not escalate into an atack on her her or her baby.

If you or someone you know was attacked by an Pitt Bull you need to take care of your physical health immediately and then consult an attorney as soon as possible. New Jersey laws can limit the amount of time you have to take action, so you need to act quickly. There may be no such thing as a bad dog, but even the best dogs can cause excruciating and traumatic injuries.

Contact a New Jersey Dog Bite Lawyer today for a free consultation.


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