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Vicious pit bulls attack four: Search continues for escaped dogs

Nassau County Police have intensified their search for two vicious runaway dogs that attacked four people within a 30 minute period.  The attacks occurred within  a five block area of Lakeview.

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.

Pit Bull Search

Police searched Wednesday by helicopter for two vicious pit bulls on the loose. The dogs have attacked four people on Long Island; the search continues.

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.


2 Comments to “Vicious pit bulls attack four: Search continues for escaped dogs”

    truth said:
    February 14, 2013 at 3:21 PM

    The advise given here are true except for one.
    You should look into the eyes of a dog if there is a chance of an attack.
    This shows the dog your not weak or afraid.
    Just be calm and show that your in charge.

    Kris said:
    February 14, 2013 at 11:26 PM

    These dogs were seen today in Franklin square,Garden City South, police are all over…. Why aren't we the neighborhood being notified? This location is right behind and elementary school!

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