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Police: Stray Attacks Woman, Kills Local Dog

Owner was walking Yorkshire Terrier in Massapequa.

A woman walking her Yorkshire terrier was attacked by a large gray dog who killed her pet, Nassau County Police said.

The incident happened  in the vicinity of Jomarr Place and Division Avenue at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday night.

The gray dog knocked the 22-year-old woman to the ground and grabbed the Yorkie by the neck. It was able to pull the smaller dog from the woman's arm, but she was able to fight the attacking dog off and retrieve her pet.

The woman wasn't hurt, but her dog later died from his injuries. Police ask anyone with information about this incident to contact the Seventh Precinct at 516-573-6700. 

Sue M. April 01, 2013 at 05:43 PM
My heart aches for you. Poor little puppy. I hope they catch the dog and his owner!
tee April 02, 2013 at 12:21 AM
I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful sweet boy.
kathy innamorata April 02, 2013 at 12:55 PM
My heart goes out to you and your baby benji. My thoughts & prayers are with you. I have a 14 year old yorkie & i cant imagine how you feel:(. I hope they find that dog & send the owner to jail for a very long time!!! xo
Rosanne Wattaul April 04, 2013 at 12:35 AM
Awful! Poor little thing! Agree with all...that dog must be found.
kimberly fantasia April 05, 2013 at 04:00 PM
As a resident of Massapequa Shores and a local attorney who prosecutes Dangerous Dog Proceedings and represents victims of attacks, I am sorry for your loss and am concerned about this tragic incident. I welcome you to call my law office if I may be of any assistance and hope that the dog is seized and it's irresponsible owners identified. Anthony T. Ballato, Esq. 516-541-9080 www.li-law.net

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