The dogs were both wearing collars. One was black, the other brown. Nassau County Police used a helicopter in the search while Hempstead Animal Control units scoured the streets.
The injured, a 16 year old boy and three women, were treated at area hospitals and released.
The U.S. Humane Society offers tips to avoid being attacked by dogs:
1. Resist the impulse to scream and run away.
2. Stay motionless, keep your hand at your side, and avoid eye contact with the dog.
3.If attacked, feed a jacket, a purse, or anything to put between yourself and the dog.
4. Never turn your back to a dog and run away. A dogs natural instincts will be to chase and catch you.