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Two Attacked by Pit Bull Pair, Dogs in Custody

Dogs now are in animal control custody, police said

A pair of dogs believed to have attacked residents Monday have been taken into the custody of township animal control. 

A 45-year-old Cranmoor Drive man walking at about 6 a.m. Monday first was attacked by the two pit bulls, said Chief of Police Michael Mastronardy.

When a 60-year-old man on the street heard yelling, the dogs "suddenly charged and attacked him," the chief said.

"Both residents were treated at Community Medical Center for numerous lacerations as a result of the attacks," Mastronardy said. 

Police were able to locate the dogs about two blocks east on Maple Avenue and they were taken into custody by animal control personnel, Mastronardy said. 

On Sunday night, police received a call that the dogs almost attacked a resident on West Earl Court at 11 p.m. An hour earlier, the dogs were spotted by a caller who told police they were near the Route 37 Taco Bell, according to the chief. 

The owner of the dogs, a Caldwell man staying on Money Island, reported the dogs missing to animal control on Sunday night, Mastronardy said.

M22 February 18, 2013 at 04:29 AM
Please...if they didn't report they were pitbulls this conversation wouldn't be going this far. My brother has a pitbull and it's the calmest dog ever. It's been attacked by other dogs and was abused. The dog won't do anything. I have a lab and if she felt threatened she would bite your before the pitbull would. So sad that you people are so ignorant as to the good the breed does. Sit at home and listen to the stories and judge. If you actually spent time around pitbulls you would all shut the hell up.
M22 February 19, 2013 at 05:15 AM
TRMan... Pitbulls were not bred for fighting. You should educate yourself and then comment.
M22 February 19, 2013 at 05:16 AM
I have been around Pitbulls my whole life. Never had an issue with one. It's all about how they are raised.
M22 February 19, 2013 at 05:20 AM
Those kids are afraid because of what you people told them. Give me a break with your nonsense. Seriously...kids feed off of the things adults tell them. My son has been around pitbulls his whole life and never had an issue, never been bitten or harmed. Those men could have been hurt by any type of dog that was not friendly. Give me a break....
M22 February 19, 2013 at 05:28 AM
Please educate yourself before you comment. Pitbulls do not attack or continue an attack because they taste blood. Another thing... if these dogs wanted the men dead they would have killed them. That was not their intention.

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