Italian Greyhound ‘Tali’ Attacked By Pit Bull Mix In Prospect Park; Owner Needs Help
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A Brooklyn woman is hoping the owners of the dog that attacked hers will come forward and do the right thing.
His breed is built for speed, but Tali the Italian Greyhound won’t be moving fast anytime soon, CBS 2’s Tony Aiello reported.
Tali and his owner Kasia Bednarska were at Prospect Park on Monday when Bednarska said a much larger Pit Bull mix ran up and- barreled into Tali — sending him flying. The dog suffered a broken leg in the attack.
Bednarska says she cried for help as she cradled her wounded dog, but the man and woman with the Pit Bull mix ignored her. “They walked away, they walked off … they walked right away,” Bednarska said.
“Whenever he moves, he’s crying and whining, sometimes I don’t sleep at night because he’s crying all night,” Bednarska said.
Bednarska used her rent money to pay for the dog’s visit to the animal ER Monday and the veterinarian says Tali needs surgery that could cost $3,000.
Bednarska is playing “doggy detective” trying to find the owners of the Pit Bull mix. She is putting up fliers, and has also turned to the Internet posting an ad on Craigslist.
Bednarska is hoping the owners of the dog named “Nola” or “Noah” will do the right thing and help pay for treatment of Tali’s broken leg. “I think ethically, they should reach out to me. Maybe they don’t have money, I don’t know what’s in their head.”
Other dog owners told Aiello it’s a shame the couple with the Pit Bull walked away. Veterinarians say you naturally focus on your dog when it is injured, but it’s vital to get contact information from the owner of the other dog, as well as names and addresses of any witnesses.
Bednarska’s dog needs help, and she needs help paying for it.
The vet treating Tali has agreed to accept donations for the upcoming surgery, Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital at 365 7th Ave in Brooklyn. Phone number is 718-832-3899. They will accept credit card donations over the phone for Tali.
Bednarska is going this route because she is not comfortable accepting cash donations, Aiello reported. If more money is donated than is required, the Vet Hospital said it will donate the excess to an animal care organization.
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