Vicious pit bulls attack four: Search continues for escaped dogs

Posted at 10:48 PM, Feb 13, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-13 22:48:44-05

Nassau County Police have intensified their search for two vicious runaway dogs that attacked four people within a 30 minute period.  The attacks occurred within  a five block area of Lakeview.

The dogs were both wearing collars. One was black, the other brown. Nassau County Police used a helicopter in the search while Hempstead Animal Control units scoured the streets.

Pit Bull Search

Police searched Wednesday by helicopter for two vicious pit bulls on the loose. The dogs have attacked four people on Long Island; the search continues.

The injured, a 16 year old boy and three women, were treated at area hospitals and released.

The U.S. Humane Society offers tips to avoid being attacked by dogs:

1. Resist the impulse to scream and run away.

2. Stay motionless, keep your hand at your side, and avoid eye contact with the dog.

3.If attacked, feed a jacket, a purse, or anything to put between yourself and the dog.

4. Never turn your back to a dog and run away.  A dogs natural instincts will be to chase and catch you.