QUEENS NEW YORK - 2 PIT BULLS "SOMEHOW" RAN LOOSE AND FATALLY MAULED A BELOVED MALTESE "BOBBY" BEING WALKED BY HIS ELDERLY OWNER
There’s been no justice in the case of TWO PIT BULLS that mauled to death a Queens woman’s dog.
The woman is suing the dogs’ owner over the April 25 attack that killed her Maltese — and over the trauma she suffers because the canine culprits live just a few houses down the street from her home.
“I don’t want other people to go through what I went through,” said the woman, who declined to give her name. The woman, 72, was walking Bobby, her little Maltese, on Alstyne Ave. in Corona around 8:40 a.m. on April 25 when she saw two off-leash pitbulls about five houses down the block. The two pits ran toward her and Bobby. She pulled her dog toward her home on the block — but was unable to close her gate in time to lock out the two vicious pit bulls. Bobby didn’t have a chance against the two ferocious dogs, who attacked him on the sidewalk.
“I kept screaming, ‘They’re going to kill my Bobby! They’re going to kill him!” the woman said. “I didn’t know what to do. I was shaking.” The pit bulls dragged Bobby’s lifeless body along the sidewalk as neighbors tried in vain to separate them.
The woman’s lawyer, Richard Lomurro, is filing a civil lawsuit against the owners of the pit bulls for “mental damages suffered by her for seeing her dog killed in front of her.”
The pit bulls were taken away after they attacked Bobby -- but they were later returned to their owner. At least one of the pits struck again on Memorial Day by attacking one person and a dog, said the woman’s daughter. Police were called to the scene for both attacks.
Bobby’s owner is so traumatized by the incident that she has barely left her house since her dog was killed. “I would never imagine anything like this would happen,” the woman said.