Pack Of Ferocious Wild Dogs Menacing Suffolk County Community

60-Pound Animals Said To Attack Quickly; 5 Incidents Reported In One Week

DIX HILLS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — There’s a scary situation taking place in one Long Island neighborhood. A pack of wild dogs is on the loose, engaging in some particularly vicious attacks.

On the streets of this Suffolk County neighborhood, residents say there is danger lurking.

“I still can’t fathom it. I still can’t fathom that wild dogs are running around Dix Hills,” resident Elyse Dionisio told CBS 2’s Scott Rapoport.

Dionisio said a pack of wild dogs is on the attack.

“They were mangled. It was a bloodbath,” Dionisio said.

She said the wild dogs savagely attacked five of her sheep and a goat on her farm, jumping over a fence to get to them. The animals were so brutally mauled a vet had to put them to sleep.

“Three were slaughtered in here. Three were slaughtered in here,” Dionisio said, pointing to the different parts of her farm wear the animals were found.

What’s more, Dionisio said hers was the fifth dog attack in the neighborhood in the last week alone.

A neighbor who didn’t want to be on camera but witnessed the whole thing said the violence was shocking.

“I heard all the animals screaming for their lives,” the person said.

Rapoport was told the dogs traveled in a pack of four. Witnesses said they were about 60 pounds each and extremely aggressive. Neighbors are clearly on edge.

“We have a lot of little kids here in the neighborhood. That would worry me,” resident Fred Mina said.

Police are investigating and Animal Control has set traps in the area. But the action is too little, too late for Dionisio and the animals she loved so dearly.

“They, um, tore ’em up,” she said.

An animal shelter in Huntington said one of the wild dogs — a 40-pound mixed breed – was captured and will be euthanized this week.

Please offer your thoughts in the comments section below.

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  • Megan

    Honestly, i’m scared. Just today my daughter came home with a letter from her middle school that the pack of wild dogs has been sighted on the school grounds. She has soccer practice after school, so honestly, i’m debating if I should let her continue with the soccer practices when these dogs are on the loose.

  • CeeGee

    farmers can shoot deer as a nuisance animal – why not wild dogs? I know some farmers who lay in wait and pick them off one by one.

  • Kim

    Where exactly in Dix Hills is this happening?

  • As Usual

    This is Dix Hills. Rabid wild animals has been moving into that neighborhood for years now.

    They’re deSPICables.

  • rich

    I awoke this morning to the sounds of screams, i went across the street and there was a black wild dog that was caught trying to get back to the animals they mauled a few nights ago, I am told there are still a few wild dogs out there roaming the neighborhood.I hope the rest of them are caught soon.

  • hahahaha

    LOLZ :)

  • tc

    omg! you cant even go for a walk!

  • Pat

    The sad reality is that a human is to blame for this. The human who once owned the dogs and dumped them. I feel so horribly for the victims in this, but I place the blame on the owners of the dogs.

  • Rick

    to Jefferson Davis you are a complete and utter moron.Its people like you that make this world an unsafe place for our children.Hopefully all of these dogs will be caught and euthanized before any one is hurt.

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