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Pit Bull Attacks at Doggie Day Care in Ronkonkoma

Posted on Sep 14, 2012

A pit bull attacked four people at a private dog-care facility in Ronkonkoma on Thursday night, according to Suffolk police, who said all four were sent by ambulance to the hospital for treatment of bites to their arms and legs.

The pit bull, a one-year-old male dog named Gino, had been housed at Hounds Town on Garrity Avenue in Ronkonkoma for about two weeks. At the time of the incident, the dog was let out of its cage to relieve itself when it attacked three employees and one customer, police said.

The dog then attacked three employees and one customer before it was returned to its cage, police said. All four of the injured women were taken to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment.

The Hounds Town website describes itself as "a dog daycare and training facility which caters to private pet owners," with locations in Ronkonkoma, Farmingdale and Port Jefferson.

Michael S. Gould, the owner of the company and a retired Nassau County police canine unit commanding officer, said proper procedures were followed with the dog, and there was no apparent reason why it attacked the four women.

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