The two pit bulls that mauled a man in the Bronx after their owner allegedly deliberately unleashed them for attack have been euthanized, animal care officials say.The dogs were brought to Animal Care Centers of NYC's Manhattan care center following the Sept. 11 attack, which left the man with a severed ear and several bites, near their owner's Belmont Avenue residence. They were put down about two weeks later.
The dogs' owner, 55-year-old Cynthia Oliver, was charged with several counts of assault and reckless endangerment. Oliver was released on $35,000 bond at her arraignment last month; information on her attorney wasn't available.Oliver was holding her two pit bulls on leashes, but let go of the restraints, according to the criminal complaint. Police said Oliver let go of the leashes on purpose though they didn't say why.