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Dog Bites Putnam Valley Woman

The woman was attacked when trying to protect her own dog.

This information is from the Putnam Valley Sherriff's Department:

PUTNAM VALLEY, N.Y. – AUGUST 15, 2012:  Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that a woman was attacked and bitten by a dog in the Town of Putnam Valley this afternoon (Wednesday).  The victim, who is 54 years of age, was bitten when she tried to protect her pet dog from the attacking animal. 

The incident occurred at about 1:50 P.M. today as the victim was walking with her leashed dog, described as a small mixed breed, along Lake Shore Road in the Roaring Brook area of Putnam Valley.  As they passed a residence, another dog, described as a mixed breed bull mastiff, came from the front yard of the home and attacked her pet.  The attacking dog was accompanied by four similar but smaller dogs, possibly its puppies.

The woman tried to intervene to protect her pet, whereupon the attacking dog reportedly bit her on the calf of her left leg.  The bite reportedly inflicted a deep wound.

Sheriff Deputies James Stasiak and Andrew Kristan responded to a 911 call reporting the incident.  The deputies secured the animals and summoned the Putnam Valley Ambulance Corps to aid the victim, who was taken by the ambulance to Hudson Valley Hospital Center in Cortlandt for treatment of her injuries. 

The Sheriff’s Office and the Town of Putnam Valley Animal Control Officer are continuing to investigate the matter.  No charges have yet been filed in connection with the incident.

Steve d August 18, 2012 at 04:50 PM
Same dog attack our dog and animal control nver called back
Steve d August 18, 2012 at 04:50 PM
This could have been prevented the sherif came and did nothing as well
ACG August 19, 2012 at 08:18 PM
Same incident happend to us Steve D. I just sent a message to the author explaining our story. Something needs to be done. We do not feel safe walking around the lake without carrying a baseball bat.
ACG August 19, 2012 at 11:50 PM
Same incident happend to us Steve D. I just sent a message to the author explaining our story. Something needs to be done. We do not feel safe walking around the lake without carrying a baseball bat.
ACG August 23, 2012 at 02:04 AM
While we (my husband, my 5 yr old daughter and I) were walking around the lake, the same dog attacked my dog about 2 weeks ago. I was totally shocked to see this dogs behavior. It could have been my daughter that could have gotten attacked...the thought is just tooo scary. My dogs leg was infected and we had to take him to vet as emergency case. We contacted the Putnam Valley Sheriff and documented the report. We were advised to call Putnam Valley Animal Control which we did. We are still waiting to see what is happending. We are not planning on paying for the vet bill. I am very upset to hear that this dog striked again. We are afraid to walk around the lake and will not do so with carrying around a baseball bat or something to defend ourselves and our dog.

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