Animal Attacks Archives

Dog Attack in Bushwick Leaves Man Scarred

A violent dog attack in New York City left a man with serious injuries late last month. Police responded to a distress call from an apartment in Bushwick were they found a 50-year-old man being attacked by two pit bull dogs. The officers couldn't pull the dogs off the man and were forced to euthanize both of them on the scene.

Elderly Man Mauled by Pit Bull Fights for His Life

A dog attack in The Bronx has left an elderly man in the hospital fighting for his life after he defended his young grandson from the vicious animal. 72-year-old Abdul Hakim was walking with his 9-year-old grandson early last month when a dog escaped from the owner's daughter.

Dog Attack in New York Leaves Woman Hospitalized

Late last month a woman was hospitalized after a vicious dog attack in New York. The victim, 33-year-old Maria Shaffer was attacked by a pit bull at roughly 1 AM on the morning of November 30th. Neighbors were awoken by Maria's husband screaming for help as he tried to pry the animal off her. The large dog was so big and powerful that it pinned Maria to the ground and bit her repeatedly.

Manhattan Dog Attack Leave Infant and Woman Scarred for Life

A woman was doing laundry while babysitting her friend's infant son in the laundry room of an East Harlem apartment building late last week when an uncontrolled pit bull viciously savaged both of them. This terrifying dog attack in New York City left both the woman and the child with severe bite wounds and emotional trauma. The 16-month-old boy was bit in the face and the woman's leg was mauled as she tried unsuccessfully to get the dog off the child.

Vicious Dog Attack in New York Claims Life of 9-Year-Old Girl

A young girl was killed by an unrestrained Pit Bull in a vicious dog attack in New York early this month. Three young girls were playing in the backyard of a residence in Elmont when the dog attacked the little girl. An adult in the house tried to fend off the dog with a broom but simply could not overcome the powerful animal.

Man Mauled in Vicious Dog Attack in the Bronx--Nearly Killed

A New York man was nearly killed earlier this month in a vicious dog attack in the Bronx. 62-year-old Francesco Bove was walking to church on Belmont Avenue early Friday Sept. 11 when two pit bulls burst free from their harnesses and attacked him. The dogs bit, clawed, and trampled him so badly that bystanders were sure he had been killed. In fact, the priest from Mount Carmel Church gave Bove Last Rites in case he succumbed to his injuries.

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