Friday, February 17, 2017


A 5-year-old boy was critically injured after being mauled by TWO PIT BULLS  inside a Brooklyn home.

It happened just before 7 p.m. on Riverdale Avenue in East New York.

Witnesses say little Jeremiah Rivera's father ran to the street, pleading for help.

"His dad was really emotional," said Sincere Lawton, a neighbor. "We heard a yell, 'Oh, my God, oh my God, oh my God!' He was like, scared, he was panicking. He called the cops and said, 'The dog got my son's face.' His son came out with blood all over his face. So young, 5 years old."

He was taken to Brookdale Hospital in in cardiac arrest and then transferred to Long Island Jewish Hospital.

Two pit bull terriers were seized from the apartment. It is believed that both dogs were involved in the attack.

The child's uncle tells Eyewitness News that the dogs have lived with the family since late last year, without incident, until now.

What triggered the attack is still not clear.

"What he went through, I feel that no 5-year-old should go through that ever, it's horrible, horrible," the victim's uncle said.

Animal Care and Control has taken possession of the dogs and there is an active police investigation underway.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A five-year-old in cardiac arrest. I swear, people that get pit bulls when they have children should have to read reports of these attacks, SO THEY CAN KNOW AHEAD OF TIME WHAT THEY ARE SIGNING UP FOR.

Since that will never happen, can we please have breed specific legislation? Oh, I know, that's not taking into account the precious lives of pit bulls, and putting the best interests of a breed that should not exist ahead of irreplaceable children.

Pit bulls are cool, and badass until they start getting busy. They're safe until they are not. They're docile until the switch flips.

Pit bulls are happiest when they are killing something, or trying to. It's not that hard to understand. An Australian Cattle dog doesn't hate herding cattle. No one is surprised when a Cattle dog herds something.

I'm glad I don't need to learn firsthand that pit bulls are dangerous, cannot be trusted, are unpredictable, and attack without provocation. I'm not obstinate, but nutters certainly are.