UPDATED: Four Attacked by Pit Bulls in Lakeview

Dogs still on the loose.

Two pit bulls attacked four people in Lakeview Tuesday night and are still on the loose, according to Nassau County Police.

The first victim, a 16-year-old male, was walking on Parkside and Cedar Road around 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 12 when two pit bulls -- one brown and the other black -- attacked him, police said. He suffered injuries to his left arm. 

Police said that 10 minutes later, the same two pit bulls attacked a 54-year-old woman who was walking on Pinebrook Avenue and Parkside Road. She also suffered injuries to her left arm.

At 6:50 pm, the two dogs attacked a third victim, a 24-year-old female, who was walking on Pinebrook Avenue and Tyler Road. She suffered injuries to her left leg and right arm.

The last attack occurred at 7:01 p.m., in front of 33 Clinton Ave. Officers said the two dogs attacked a 29-year-old woman, who suffered injuries to her face, left arm, right arm and left shoulder.

All the victims were transported to an area hospital to seek treatment for their injuries.

Speaking to News 12 outside her home Wednesday, one of the women attacked by the dogs, Kashina Sylvester, said she had been getting out of her car when suddenly she was approached by the dogs. 

"I said 'Go home' and all of sudden, I'm being mauled by two dogs ... They started biting at my jacket and then one chomped down on my thigh and I went down."

Sylvester was then bitten on her face, arms and shoulder.

An intensive area search for the dogs was coordinated and conducted Tuesday night utilizing Bureau of Special Operations Officers, Emergency Services Unit, Aviation Unit, Fourth Precinct Patrol Officers and Town of Hempstead Animal Control Officers, but they were unable to locate the dogs at this time.

Authorities returned to the area Wednesday morning to continue the search, which they said will not conclude until the dogs are found.

The dogs were both wearing collars. One still had a piece of chain attached to its collar. Officers request anyone who may have information regarding these dogs to contact the Fourth Precinct at (516) 573-6400.

This story was updated at 3:41 p.m. on Feb. 13.

Joe February 16, 2013 at 01:26 AM
My pits are more well behaved than my old dogs, a lab/hound and a German Sheppard/lab... Don't blame the breed for a human's mistake. That's the equivalent to racial-profiling in humans.
Joe February 16, 2013 at 01:27 AM
With time and love, any animal can be rehabilitated, just like any abused human.
Joe February 16, 2013 at 01:30 AM
"Culling" would be the term for putting down the owners. "Euthanasia" would be putting them out of their misery, which should be a long sentence in prison. The dogs, however, should be evaluated for rehabilitation. With the correct person, a lot of love, and a lot of patience, the dogs can be loving and adopted.
Jacqueline Oliveri-Spatz February 16, 2013 at 08:16 AM
@lincoln Washington.... Your response does not make sense!!! I'm not a trainer or an animal behaviorist and never claimed to be... I'm a responsible dog owner! My point which you clearly missed is that the bastards who trained the dogs to attack like this need to be held responsible as their dogs were the gun and they basically pulled the trigger in these attacks!!! My boy lives with cats and ferrets and never attempts to harm them... I can sit with him in my yard and a squirrel runs by and he just watches without leaving my side... Why? Because I taught him to be that way... People who own vicious pitbulls egg them on to attack other animals and people and being a breed that's main goal in life is to please it's master, they do what's asked of them!!!
chris Bella February 18, 2013 at 03:14 PM
How many people have to get hurt by these animals?Its like having a lion or a wolf.


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