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Hector Hernandez (credit: Nassau County District Attorney's Office)

Long Island Man Arrested On Dogfighting Charges

Hector Hernandez, 26 was arrested Thursday after investigators found eight pit bulls in cages at his West Hempstead home, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced Friday.

01/17/2014

Nina and Papa (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Police: L.I. Woman Cited After Pit Bulls Found Emaciated, Chained To Tree

On Dec. 8, Officer James Johnson responded to a 911 call about two neglected pit bulls at a home on Lincoln Avenue in Deer Park, Suffolk County police said.

12/11/2013

Some of the pit bulls that authorities say were rescued from a dog fighting operation in Brooklyn. (credit: AC&C)

AC&C: Pit Bulls Rescued From Brooklyn Dog Fighting Operation Ready For Adoption

The dogs were removed from a home back in May, where authorities found kennels, treadmills, syringes and a stick used to break a dog’s grip on another animal or object, according to Animal Care & Control of NYC.

07/23/2013

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Neighbors On Edge After Pit Bulls Chase Kids In Uniondale

Neighbors in Uniondale, Long Island, were on edge Saturday after two pit bulls got loose and chased a group of children.

02/16/2013

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Police: 3 Pit Bulls Attack Man Walking With Daughter On Long Island

The 44-year-old man and his daughter were walking on Maplewood Drive in New Cassel when the dogs came running at them from an open gate on Monday afternoon, police said.

12/04/2012

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Despite Recent Dog Attack, Village Of Mamaroneck Not Banning Pit Bulls

After a pit bull named Diesel killed a neighbor’s small dog and nipped off a fingertip of that dog’s owner, there were whispers that the village was going outlaw pit bulls.

10/12/2012

Pit Bull rescued from Shirley home (credit: Brookhaven Animal Shelter)

Shelter Seeks Donations For Pit Bulls Rescued From Shirley Home

The 23 pit bulls were malnourished, covered in bite marks and living in their own waste when they were rescued earlier this month, officials said.

09/17/2012

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Officials: Shirley Man Arrested After More Than 20 Dogs Found Living In Horrible Conditions

The animals were living in their own excrement with no food or water and some appeared to be “severely emaciated,” said Roy Gross, Chief of the Suffolk County SPCA.

09/10/2012

70 Himrod Street, where the shooting occurred. (credit: Sonia Rincon, 1010 WINS)

Bystander, Pit Bull Shot During Police Chase Of Alleged Drug Suspect In Bushwick

The incident happened Tuesday afternoon in Bushwick. Police said plainclothes officers witnessed a drug deal and started following a suspect.

08/07/2012

Members of the NYPD Vice Enforcement Division Major Case Unit hold some of the dogs as they address the media. (credit: NYPD)

Bronx Man Accused Of Using 47 Pit Bulls In Basement Dog Fighting Ring

Raul Sanchez was arrested for animal cruelty Thursday after authorities make the shocking find inside the Sherman Avenue apartment building.

06/21/2012

This video screenshot shows the two pit bulls that are terrorizing people in parts of Brooklyn. (credit: YouTube)

Stray Pit Bulls Terrorizing Residents In Midwood And Borough Park Captured

“People were afraid to get out of cars, people were afraid to walk the street,” Assemblyman Dov Hikind said.

02/16/2012

Shashi Sharma who was mauled by two pit bulls on Long Island in September is released from the hospital on Nov. 22, 2011 (credit: Carol D'Auria/1010 WINS)

Shashi Bala Sharma, L.I. Woman Attacked By Pit Bulls, Released From Hospital

Doctors said she has made an incredible recovery, and not only will she be able to walk again, she will be able to run again if she so chooses.

11/22/2011

Nassau police released this surveillance photo of two pit bulls that attacked a North Merrick woman. (credit: Handout)

Second Pit Bull That Mauled Long Island Woman Shot & Killed By Police

Police chased the pit bull through backyards and woods before shooting it several times. It happened in front of the Precious Kids II nursery school.

10/17/2011

Nassau police released this surveillance photo of two pit bulls that attacked a North Merrick woman. (credit: Handout)

Doctors Say L.I. Woman Mauled In Pit Bull Attack Expected To Recover

The dogs savaged 62-year-old Shashi Sharma’s face and head and tore at her arms and legs. When she was first hospitalized, doctors were extremely concerned she might lose her left arm, and put her into a medically induced coma.

10/07/2011

Nassau police released this surveillance photo of two pit bulls that attacked a North Merrick woman. (credit: Handout)

Police Continue Search For Pit Bull In North Merrick Attack; Surveillance Photo Released

Friday afternoon, Nassau County Police released a surveillance photo of the two pit bulls. Investigators are also zeroing in on the identity of the dogs’ owner that roamed from his yard with no collars and no ID chips.

09/30/2011

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