2/28/13 2 pits attack 75 yr old woman
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#1 Mar 5, 2013
Pit bulls attack woman in Hillcrest
Feb 28, 2013 | 18 Comments
Rockland County, New York
HILLCREST A 75-year-old woman walking on Danville Road was attacked Thursday morning by two pit bulls, one of which bit her on the face.
The incident occurred at 7:37 a.m., in front of 11 Danville Road, Ramapo police Sgt. Anthony Giardina said.
The victim was walking down the street when one pit bull jumped on her, knocking her down, and the other dog bit her, police said. She suffered a laceration to the lower side of her jaw.
The dogs owner, Brian Desroches of 13 Danville Road, was charged with allowing a dog to run free and failure to control a dangerous dog, both violations.
The dogs were ordered quarantined by the towns animal control officer.
The victim was taken by Spring Hill ambulance to Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern. Her injuries were not considered life-threatening.
#2 Mar 5, 2013
Who needs K9? Hairstylist's pit bull finds missing 89-year-old in Piscataway woods
By Anthony G. Attrino/NJ.comThe Star-Ledger
on March 01, 2013 at 11:16 AM, updated March 01, 2013 at 12:15 PM
Cara Jones gets a welcome lick from her pit bull, "Creature," who stumbled on an elderly woman who had been lost for several hours on Thursday.Cara Jones
PISCATAWAY When Cara Jones let her black-and-white pit bull,Creature, out Thursday night to relieve herself at the end of William Street, she heard something unusual coming from the woods.
I kept hearing sticks breaking, said Jones, 23, a hairstylist who works in Bridgewater.I thought it was a fox.
Suddenly, her 2-year-old dog began barking wildly.
She was standing there, barking and looking back at me, Jones said.
Jones ran back into her home, grabbed a flashlight and cellphone and ran into the woods.
There, in the brush she spotted 89-year-old Carmen Mitchell, lying on the ground.
She was covered in mud and she was barefoot, Jones said.
The elderly woman had wandered from her familys home in Piscataway earlier in the day, police said.
The 5-foot, 7-inch woman was last seen hours earlier carrying her slippers near the Piscataway-Middlesex border, according to a report.
Police searched for hours in patrol cars, on foot and with the help of a low-flying state police helicopter.
But it was Creature who found the woman.
We had people all over the area, said Capt. Kenneth Blair of the Piscataway Police Department.We had fire units from every district; 10 police officers, state police helicopter.
But it was her dog who found her. The dog actually led (Jones) to the spot, he said.
Emergency rescue workers arrived on the scene almost immediately after Jones called.
Ive never seen police respond so fast, she said.
Ambulance workers placed Mitchell on a stretcher and carried her out of the woods. She was taken to a local hospital for observation.
The woman suffered slightly from hypothermia, said Blair, but other than that appeared to be OK.
Jones said Friday morning she wanted the story about her dog to get out because it seemed the media had paid too much attention to the police helicopter that was used.
Pit bulls never get any recognition for doing something good, she said.Heres a chance to say something good about a pit bull.
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