Man who claims he was bit by dog sues dog's owner, walker and dog walking service

By Annie Cosby | Nov 5, 2014


A professional dog walking service is facing a lawsuit from a man who claims he was bitten by one of its four-legged clients.

David Lapaglia filed a lawsuit Oct. 21 in Cook County Circuit Court against Andrew Strusiner, Second City Pet Care Inc., Pet Sitters Associates and Alicia Jablonski, alleging negligence and violations of the Animal Control Act.

According to the complaint, Strusiner hired Second City Pet Care and Pet Sitters Associates to walk his Bullmastiff mix. Jablonski, an agent of the defendant companies, was walking Strusiner's dog on North Marshfield Avenue on March 5, 2013, when it allegedly attacked and bit Lapaglia.

Lapaglia is represented by attorneys George G. Argionis, Al A. Koritsaris and Peter Vlantis of Argionis & Associates in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number: 2014L010939.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt and it represents only one side of the story.

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