June 7, 2010 - Shohola, Pa. - Pop singer Vanessa Carlton was bitten on the leg by a pit bull on May 2 in Shohola, roughly 100 miles north of Philadelphia.
Fox News reports that the alleged animal attack occurred when Carlton was jogging on the street, near her father's home. Carlton said that a neighbor's pit bull puppy bit her on the leg. The singer was treated with antibiotics to prevent infection. Bacterial infections are common with any animal attack or dog bite that results in broken skin.
The pit bull was placed into a 10-day home quarantine. According to the Pocono Record, Carlton filed formal charges against the owners of the dog and local animal control officials labeled the puppy a "dangerous dog."
When a dog is labeled as a dangerous dog in Pennsylvania, the owner must pay special registration and insurance fees. The dog must also wear a muzzle any time it is taken off the owner's property and it must be kept in a special enclosure while on the property.
Dog bite injuries are a serious problem in Pennsylvania and across the country. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that each year, 4.5 million Americans are injured by dog bites or animal attack.
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