An eight-year-old Pennsylvania girl died Monday, January 19 after being mauled by a dog that was on the property of a residence in Hanover Township. The girl, Brianna Nicole Shanor, was staying at the residence on Sutherlin Road, which borders West Virginia, and had been there since the beginning of January. The owner of the residence is William J. Renda.

According to police, the girl and Renda were outside around 7:00 p.m., and the girl told Renda she was going back inside because she was cold. She apparently went near one of the dogs on the property, a 100-pound mixed breed, that was chained up outside near an old camping trailer that the dogs used as a shelter. The chain was about 20 feet in length. The girl was bitten several times in different places on her body; one of the bites was on her neck. She was pronounced dead at The Medical Center, Beaver. Unfortunately, there were no witnesses to this dog attack.

If your loved one has been harmed by a dangerous dog in Columbus or anywhere in Ohio, please contact the dog bite attorneys at Robert W. Kerpsack, Co., L.P.A. today to learn if you have a valid legal claim.