Dangerous Dogs 1996-Current County Agriculture

data.pa.gov | Last Updated 27 Feb 2020

Historical results of Dangerous Dogs in Pennsylvania. A dangerous dog is one that has: (1) Inflicted severe injury on a human being without provocation on public or private property. (2) Killed or inflicted severe injury on a domestic animal, dog or cat without provocation while off the owner’s property. (3) Attacked a human being without provocation. (4) Been used in the commission of a crime. And the dog has either or both of the following: (1) A history of attacking human beings and/or domestic animals, dogs or cats without provocation. (2) A propensity to attack human beings and/or domestic animals, dogs or cats without provocation. *A propensity to attack may be proven by a single incident. Severe injury is defined as, [3 P.S. § 459-102] “Any physical injury that results in broken bones or disfiguring lacerations requiring multiple sutures or cosmetic surgery.” More information can be found here - https://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Animals/DogLaw/Dangerous%20Dogs/Pages/default.aspx More information on Chapter 27 Regulations - https://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Animals/DogLaw/Dangerous%20Dogs/Documents/Chapter%2027%20Dangerous%20Dogs.pdf PDF's for Chapter 27 and Pennsylvania Dog Laws are attached to the metadata

Tags: public, safety, agriculture, ag, doa, dangerous, dog, bite

This dataset has the following 25 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
File Datefile_datecalendar_dateDate the incident was filed
Determination Yeardetermination_yearnumberThe year the determination was made in the case
Status Descriptionstatus_descriptiontextStatus details of the case
County Descriptioncounty_descriptiontextName of the PA county
Dog Info Agedog_info_agetextAge of the dog when available
Dog Info Breeddog_info_breedtextBreed name of the dog when available
Dog Info Predatordog_info_predatortextStating the predator is a Dog
County Keycounty_keynumberPA State County Code as a number
Owner Countyowner_countytextCounty name where the owner resides
Court Dispositioncourt_dispositiontextValid Values: Guilty, Not Guilty, Appeal, Dismissed, Ruling, Pending, Other
Hearing Datehearing_datecalendar_dateHearing Date for the case
Owner First Nameowner_first_nametextFirst Name of the Owner
Owner Last Nameowner_last_nametextLast Name of the Owner
Owner Addressowner_addresstextOwner Street Address
Owner Cityowner_citytextOwner City Address
Owner Stateowner_statetextOwner State Address
Owner Zipowner_ziptextOwner Zip Code Address
PA Dept of Ag Dog Law Regionpa_dept_of_ag_dog_law_regiontextREGION 1: 13410 Dunham Road - Meadville, PA 16335 (Clarion, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, McKean, Mercer, Venango, Warren Counties) 814-332-6890 REGION 2: 2130 County Farm Road - Suite 2 - Montoursville, PA 17754 (Cameron, Clinton, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Snyder, Tioga, Union Counties) 717-433-2640 REGION 3: Rt. 92 South - Box C - Tunkhannock, PA 18657 (Bradford, Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming Counties) 717-836-2181 REGION 4: 5349 Wm. Flynn Highway - Gibsonia, PA 15044 (Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington, Westmoreland Counties) 724-443-1585 REGION 5 1304 7th St Cricket Field Plaza - Altoona, PA 16601 (Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Centre, Clearfield, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin, Somerset Counties) 814-946-7315 REGION 6: 2301 North Cameron St. - Harrisburg, PA 17110 (Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, York Counties) 717-787-4833 REGION 7: Route 113 - PO Box 300 - Creamery, PA 19430 (Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, Schuylkill Counties) 610-489-1003
Account Last & First Namesaccount_last_first_namestextLast name, First name, on the Account as the owner
Account First & Last Nameaccount_first_last_nametextFirst name, last name on the Account as the owner
Business Namebusiness_nametextBusiness name if applicable and not an individual owner
Full Addressfull_addresstextOwner complete address
Address Line 2address_line_2textOwner Street Address line 2
Middle Namemiddle_nametextMiddle Name of the Owner
Georeferenced Latitude & Longitudegeocoded_columnpointThis includes a georeferenced point of Latitude and Longitude calculated from the owner address to help with creating visuals such as maps.