Monday, June 3, 2019

SCHENECTADY NY - AN UNCLE'S 2 LAND SHARKS ATTACKED 3-YEAR-OLD CHARLEY PIERCE LEAVING HER WITH INJURIES OVER HER ENTIRE BODY AND ESPECIALLY SEVERE MUSCLE AND NERVE DAMAGE TO HER LEG!

Charley Pierce, 3, is in the hospital after police say she was attacked by her uncle's two pit bulls on Clayton Road in Schenectady Friday.

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<p>Salvatore DiNovo in an undated photograph with one of the two dogs he owns that Schenectady police said attacked his niece at their home on Clayton Road in Schenectady. DiNovo said the animals are gentle.</p>

Damon, a 2-year-old pit bull, that attacked the owner Salvatore DiNovo's niece at their home on Clayton Road in Schenectady. (Salvatore DiNovo photo)


NewsChannel 13 is getting the first glimpse of 3-year-old Charley Pierce, after police say she was attacked by  her uncle's TWO PIT BULLS  on Clayton Road in Schenectady on Friday.

Photos show some of the facial bruising and swelling.  Her injuries are so severe that Charley was still in the hospital on Monday.

Relatives say the dogs literally ripped the skin off of Charley Pierce's leg. They say Charley has extensive muscle and nerve damage, in addition to black eyes, puncture wounds and lacerations on her scalp. Her ear was partially ripped and had to be repaired as well. 

The injuries to Charley's leg are so severe, they will require more surgeries and skin grafts.

Salvatore DiNovo, the child's uncle, is facing eight charges - four for each dog. That includes state charges, and city ordinance violations for "dangerous" and "unlicensed dogs."

The pit bulls remain in the custody of animal control. Their future is unclear, along with whether they've ever been involved in anything like this before.


DiNovo will be in city court on Friday.

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