Thank you 22nd Street neighbors
On Saturday April 18, I was coming back from walking our family dog Jeter (a Beagle) who was on a leash at 22nd street and Avenue A. It was a beautiful day and we were heading home when suddenly Jeter started screaming and crying so loud. I looked down as Jeter was being viciously attacked by a PIT BULL that was not on a leash. He would not stop biting Jeter. He would not let go of his back paws. I was picking Jeter up off the ground with blood profusely coming out of him. I was screaming for help for Jeter and myself. Neighbors and people passing by started to come to our aid. The other dog was still attacking with no signs of letting go. Finally some man called the dog, so I was told by a neighbor, and the dog let go. The man didn’t even say he was sorry or ask about Jeter or myself. Not sure what kind of person acts in such a way. But obviously was not fazed by the damage this dog did.
Even though it was the most horrific experience, the neighbors of 22nd Street and surrounding area helped us in such a caring way I will never forget it. They brought out icepacks, towels, plastic bags, and bowls of water for Jeter. I would like to personally thank Carmela and Tina, Maria, Philip (who took pictures), Fran and Maria M and two boys from Bayonne High school and I don’t know their names. These boys were there for the whole time and laid Jeter down on the sidewalk, cleaned his wounds, wrapped his paws and comforted him until we were taken to the animal hospital. A lot of people claim that Bayonne has changed, and they move away and are so quick to bad mouth Bayonne, but I can say that they are wrong. The sense of community from these neighbors was simply amazing. They all stepped up and showed the most wonderful acts of kindness I have ever witnessed. I thank each and every one of them for all they did that day. Many thanks go out to the Bayonne Police Officer Gill and Officer Salama for responding so quickly and coming to our aid. Last, I want to thank Dr. Snarski from Dr. Tudors Animal Clinic who was on call that day and treated and took such outstanding care of Jeter.