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Pennsylvania Dog's Bark-Biting Could Cost $3,100

Posted November 23, 2007

— A pit bull that likes to get a lot of bark in its bite could end up costing its owner $3,100.

This summer, Tyler Port allowed his dog, Rossman, to run loose in a park. The dog apparently had a habit of chewing bark off trees, and Port was cited for failure to keep the dog under control.

John Iorio, the city's dog law officer, also is seeking $3,100 to cover the cost of replacing three honey locust trees, which a consultant said may die.

Port, 22, says his dog had an "infatuation" with trees and enjoyed rubbing up against them and hanging on their limbs from her teeth.

"The kids loved it, so I allowed it," Port said. "Once someone expressed concern, it ceased."

Port said he was optimistic an agreement could be reached and the charges would be dropped.


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  • Halyard Nov 25, 2007

    lol Rabid!

  • denverbob26 Nov 24, 2007

    personally, i have a beagle, they are good sized, good temperment and somewhat defensive and a good companion for my son. There is no one safest dog, miss-treated they can all be a danger. I have had spaniels, terriers (i don't like terriers), and now a Beagle. i have never had a problem with any of my animals and always gotten compliments on there health, well being, loyalty, and training. The understanding with them is, if they bite someone without being provoked, their days are over. i have never mis-treated any of them and I think they understand they are being treated well

  • Rabid_Wolf_2 Nov 24, 2007

    What is the safest dog to have?

    A hotdog!

    sorry, really.

  • denverbob26 Nov 24, 2007

    W, why are you so concerned as whether or not I have a profile set up. I don't want to get rebuttles from others who I don't want to hear from

  • Bing Used Nov 24, 2007

    DB, if your posts are being deleted, check your email.

    If you had a public profile, they would let you know there, but you don't so, they can't.

  • denverbob26 Nov 24, 2007

    Why is some posts that go off the topic are deleted and others that go off the subject are not. It would seem that the administrator of this site plays favortism to certain people.

  • denverbob26 Nov 24, 2007

    Most dogs, with some exceptions, are generally safe. That is why they are considered good pets.

  • Bing Used Nov 24, 2007

    What is the safest dog to have? I agree some dogs are dangerous, not all of them.

  • denverbob26 Nov 24, 2007

    73% of all vicious bite coming from what the AKC considers to be one of the smallest breads by numbers. No, "it is not the dog, it's the people who own them". That just goes to prove that there is something wrong with the people who own these freaks of nature.

  • Bing Used Nov 24, 2007

    Why do so many people complain about ELECTED officials? Don't like them or what they do...then VOTE!