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Pitbull Kills Yorkshire Terrier in Crest Neighborhood

The pit bull was loose for 40 minutes before being captured.

A pit bull has been deemed dangerous after it attacked and killed another dog in the Crest neighborhood of Tarrytown this afternoon.

The pit bull apparently escaped from its home and attacked a Yorkshire Terrier in the area of Union Avenue and Kerwin Place. The Terrier did not survive the mauling.

The initial report of the incident came in around 11:59 a.m. About 40 minutes later, the animal was captured by members of Greenburgh's animal control unit in the area of Heritage Court, south of Benedict Avenue.

The pit bull was taken to the New Rochelle Humane Society. It has been deemed dangerous. The fate of the dog will be handled by the civil court in Tarrytown.

patty June 03, 2011 at 06:54 PM
I read some of these threads the other day and I was so upset I had to make myself stop reading. I have no idea if anyone will actually read my response, but as a American Staffordshire terrier owner I cannot help but stand up to all those who would judge my dog based on her looks or her ‘breed”. First of all let me clarify something, there is NO SUCH THING as a breed of dog called a Pit Bull. Pit Bull was a slang term that was given to bully-breed dogs who were used in a pit for fighting purposes only. Unfortunately, it seems that this particular dog has been a problem in the past and it is very sad that he attacked another dog resulting in loss of life. I feel for both dog owners, it seems both families will loose a loved one. The rest of this post will not address the dog in question, but rather the response to those who have also responded to this post who are very sadly mistaken when it comes to dog behavior and personality when it comes to a “pit bull.” (see next comment)
patty June 03, 2011 at 06:55 PM
Media over and over again perpetuates the lies about “pit-bulls.” And I’m sick of it. Next time someone wants to report about a “pit bull” attack, I hope they do some research first, if you did, you would learn that these dogs are naturally human lovers, they have little to no aggressive nature and were once the “all American Dog.” Families back in the 1800’s referred to these dogs as “nanny dogs” and left their children alone at home safe with this wonderful kind dog. Media doesn’t report about other dog bites, attacks or instances because its not attention getting like the “blood thirsty pit bull.” It’s disgusting and I’m ashamed to work in the media business alongside people who manufacture fear for these dogs. My “pit bull” is a canine good citizen, we visit hospitals and nursing homes and she helps heal broken hearts, she gives love to those who feel they have nothing left and hope to those on the brink of darkness. My pit bull is outstanding with children of all ages, she is tolerant and gentle. Do not judge her for her breed, judge her with your heart. Every so often media pigeonholes a breed of dog to attack, Dobermans, Rottweilers, German Sheppards and now the “Pit Bull” which will be next? Your precious Golden retriever? Attached within this post is a link to a short article about a soldiers’ journey and his pit bull. http://stubbydog.org/2011/05/how-a-pit-bull-healed-an-air-force-veteran-and-others-like-them/
John June 08, 2011 at 06:03 PM
Debra, The owner does not have other Pit Bulls. One is a female Boxer who is actually very sweet to me. Just because dogs bark does not mean that they will bite. Again, this was an unfortunate incident with a dog (who could have been any other breed) that should not be reurned to the area but put to sleep.
Babsy June 13, 2011 at 12:18 AM
I agree with you BetteJane, Doglover10591 obviously has no respect for other peoples property.by the way, the new planters look great and should continue to if this moron keeps his dog out of them!!
Babsy June 13, 2011 at 12:19 AM
You should have reported your incident t the police

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