I just wanted to let everyone know there is a stray pit outside this morning. Someone tried to warn me that he was loose and I crossed the street at Nostrand and Bergen. He charged across the street and attacked my Akita. My husband ran from the coffee shop to help break up the fight and the stray dog ran across Bergen and attacked a large shepherd knocking the owner down in the process. The police came but the dog ran off and as far as I know is still in the neighborhood. He is a medium size brown and black brindle pit. I dont know if hes a pet who escaped or a stray .Please be extra careful when walking your dogs today.
STRAY PIT BULL ON NOSTRAND ATTACKING ALL DOGS!!
Yikes! Thanks for the heads up.
Must be something in the air because I saw another pit bull attack a big brown fluffy dog this am in Prospect park while I was running. It blows my mind how people let their dogs off leash when they obviously know they are violent.
Dont blame all pit bulls, Mine will knock you down and lick you to death. Dog was caught by the police opening their car door and the dog jumped in 10 minutes from the beginning of the incident. I was petting it. The owner, whoever it was, does not have the dog neutered, (another responsible owner) and he is an old dog and it seems escaped or was let loose from wherever he lives. Too bad he didnt get that junkie m.f. thief with the shepherd! That would have earned him a medal of honor for cleaning up the community.
And thank you for that lovely sensationalistic headline. It isnt enough that people think that every pit is a dangerous killer. There are plenty of dogs that are dog aggressive. The dog was not familiar to people in the neighborhood probably because the owner doesn't take him out because he isn't fixed and doesn't socialize him.
I'm not blaming pit bulls as a whole, I do rescue work just like you and have two myself. I was just describing the dog so people could be aware of him. This is the first time I've had something like that happen and if my dog had been smaller he would have been really hurt. I don't want anything to happen to this or any other dog but I also don't want any other dogs to be attacked.
what to do if your dog is attacked by another dog - if the dog has bit and wont let go, be sure to pin that dog to the ground so it cannot shake the dog being bitten. Then take the collar and twist to cut off the air to the biting dog. or use leash to twist around the neck to cut off air intake. The biting dog will have to open its mouth to try to breathe, when this happens pull the attacked dog out of harms way and pull the attacking dog out of the way.
Do not pull the rear legs up in the air, stick finger in anus, kick or hit the attacking dog. These may or may not work... but cutting off the air is guaranteed.
Thanks for the info. I did use my leash to separate them. It was hard to get it in-between them at first. The dog was holding on to my dogs neck and my dog kept flipping him over onto his back. I got the leash around the other dog when he took a breath and I called off my dog. Do you know if the other dog is ok? My dog is fine even though it was a bad fight. Akitas have all that extra neck fur and it kept him from getting hurt.
I saw the police car but I didn't talk to them. Do you know if the owner got him back?
The dog seemed okay. he was breathing heavy but relaxing on the front seat. since we didnt know whose dogs it was, he was taken to the ACC. Street dude later said it was the Supers dog at 780 St. marks. Will go by and check that he got him back.
The are several troubling aspects to the story.
The first is that a free-roaming dog that attacks another dog is a public health problem. Thus it is a 911 matter as well as a Board of Health matter.
The second is that the presumed owner would be liable for damage his dog did as well as violation of city health ordinances - like rabies shots.
The third is, of course, the heading for the initial story. "Aggressive dog alert" might have been a little less lurid. And accurate as it turned out the dog was NOT a "stray" (which rarely initiate attacks) but a local dog with an apparent owner. This might also be a good opportunity for other owners of similar-appearing dogs to convince the owner to get it neutered, up to date on shots & kept under control. Peer pressure can go a lot farther than a general complaint painting all pit types with one brush.