2012-03-22 / Local & State

Pa. Woman Forfeits 3 Dogs That Attacked Woman, 91

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania woman must forfeit three pit bulls and pay $8,100 to an animal shelter where they have been quarantined since the attack on her 91-year- old neighbor last year.

The New Castle News reports a Lawrence County judge also ordered 48-yearold Janet Karnes, of New Castle, to spend a year on probation after she pleaded guilty to being responsible for a dog attack causing serious injury.

The woman told authorities she had her son let the dogs out a rear door when she heard neighbors screaming moments later that the elderly woman was being attacked on April 10.

The woman was treated at a local hospital before she was transferred to a Pittsburgh hospital for more treatment. Authorities say only one of the dogs actually bit the victim.

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