A pooch who was being dog-sat by a Brooklyn family chomped off the toe of an elderly housekeeper who had just arrived to clean up their home, authorities said.
The 62-year-old woman walked into the family’s Bayard Street apartment in Greenpoint around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday to begin her shift when the nervous pooch started sizing up the unfamiliar woman and lunged at her feet.
The dog latched onto her left big toe and ripped it clean off her foot, police said.
EMS workers were called to the scene and immediately put the detached appendage on ice, and brought the woman to Bellevue Hospital to try and reattach it.
The NYPD’s Emergency Services Unit showed up and put the dog in a cage before bringing it to an Animal Care and Control facility.
Cops could not immediately say whether the toe was successfully reattached.
The dog, which was described as A MUTT WITH PIT BULL-LIKE FEATURES, does not live at the apartment and belongs to a friend of the homeowner, cops said.