Search for Vicious Dogs Continue After Teen Boy and 3 Women Attacked

Local News, Crime

Two dogs on the loose hit a five block area in Lakeview and attacked a teen boy and 3 women in 30 minutes. A search ...

On Tuesday night, two dogs that appeared to be pit bulls were on the loose and attacked four people in a five block area of Lakeview on Long Island. It all occurred within 30 minutes.

The vicious attacks left one 16-year old boy injured as well as three women. All were treated at area hospitals and released.

The first attack occurred around 6:30 p.m. as the teen boy was walking on Parkside and Cedar Road. He was injured on his left arm. The next attack occurred 10 minutes later to a 54-year old woman walking on Pinebrook Avenue and Parkside Road. She was also injured on her left arm. By 6:50 p.m., a 24-year old woman walking on Pinebrook Avenue and Tyler Road was attacked. She faced injuries to her right arm and left leg. The final attack occurred at 7:01 p.m. on Clinton Avenue. A 29-year old woman was getting out of her car when the dogs approached her and attacked. She faced injuries to her face, both arms and the left shoulder.

Nassau County Police and the Hempstead Animal Control units searched the area by foot and helicopter following the attacks. The dogs were described as having worn collars with one having a piece of chain attached to it.

One pit bull is described as black and other one is brown.

The search still continues. Anyone with information on the dogs is asked to contact the Fourth Precinct at (516) 573-6400.



Glenn Feb 15th, 2013 06:28 PM

I hope they find these dogs. I hate the thought that my kids could be outside and attacked by pit bulls. 
I'm one that thinks these dogs should never be used a pets in the first place. They are much to aggressive and do not give up in their pursuit. I know many think they are great pets and are taught to be aggressive by bad owners, but I don't agree.

Jennifer Feb 15th, 2013 06:41 PM

A neighbor of mine has two of these pit bull dogs and I am terrified every time I see them outside. Sure, they have a fence, and they are chained, but the way that they run and stretch that chain at everyone who walks by is quite scary. 
I feel so bad for those who were attacked. I wish something could be done about these types of dogs. Perhaps stiffer fines for owners when they get loose? Although that does not mean anything to those who were attacked.

Jennifer Sullivan Feb 20th, 2013 01:32 PM

I own a pitbull. He is the biggest moosh ever! He is amazing with our kids and our cats that are his best friends. I take him to dog parks all the time and I change peoples minds everyday about pitbulls. Who ever the owner is of these dogs should be charged with everything that has happened! It is the owners fault.. and to hear these stories breaks my heart because of the people out there that buy pitbulls for the wrong reasons. They are the most misunderstood dogs in the world. they are so loyal to their owners, so whatever their owners train them to do, they do. Please do not think that all pitbulls are like this. 

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