Elderly Man wounded in Dog Attack in Staten Island, New York
A 90-year-old man who is a resident of Staten Island was admitted to hospital after being mauled by 2 pit bulls on Staten Island.
The victim, Henry S. Piotrowski, 90, was attacked about 11 a.m, while he was sitting outside his home at 94 John Street in Port Richmond. He was viciously attacked by two young pit bulls and sustained severe wounds to his arms an legs. He was immediately rushed to the Richmond University Medical Center where his condition is said to be critical. He has sustained serious personal injuries as the result of this attack.
The neighbor, Reginald Bell, came to victims help, and chased the dogs away waving a butcher knife. He said that he was shocked to see the attack and it was like lions attacking a gazelle.
The dogs, two males between 1 and 2 years old, were corralled and were taken to a shelter in Brooklyn Animal Care and Control Center. They will be tested to determine if they had rabies.
The authorities are considering to charge the dog’s owner as the dogs were never on a leash. Investigators are trying to determine how these pit bulls entered the victim’s yard, which was separated by a fence.
No arrests have been made so far, but police is still questioning the owners of pit bulls.