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Police: Stray Attacks Woman, Kills Area Dog

Owner was walking Yorkshire Terrier in Massapequa near the Seaford border.

A woman walking her Yorkshire terrier in nearby Massapequa was attacked by a large gray dog who killed her pet, Nassau County Police said.

The incident happened at 8:30 p.m. Thursday night in the vicinity of Jomarr Place and Division Avenue, which is located less than a mile from the Massapequa-Seaford border. 

Police said the gray dog knocked the 22-year-old woman to the ground and grabbed the Yorkie by the neck. It was able to pull the smaller dog from the woman's arm, but she was able to fight the attacking dog off and retrieve her pet.

The woman wasn't hurt, but her dog later died from his injuries. 

Police ask anyone with information about this incident to contact the Seventh Precinct at 516-573-6700. 

Denise March 31, 2013 at 02:08 PM
Was the dog Caught? Need more info on this story!
Barbara Cannova March 31, 2013 at 02:40 PM
This is very sad, however, if the dog behaved like this, it was likely starving. There are many strays who only appear at night because of fear. I will not be easy to find this dog. Hopefully he/she will be found and his/her owners will be awaiting the reunion.
Beth Gandolfo April 01, 2013 at 10:51 PM
No one cares about the other dog finding its owner. Her mauled my sister and killed our little puppy. Your comment is hurtful and should be taken down. He killed my families dog right in front of my sister which is beyond traumatizing. You should word your comments carefully. We will find that dog and he will be reunited with his owners and they will all be disciplined for their carelessness I am an advocate for big dogs such as mastiffs pits ect. All dogs can have a mean streak. It doesnt make a difference. The owners of this dog will pay as will the dog. My sister and family have been traumatized for life. Please don't post anything else...
tee April 02, 2013 at 12:18 AM
Hey Barbara, If I lived in Massapequa I wound hunt down this starving dog and blow it's brains out. Beth my sincere condolences for losing your baby boy.

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