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Sep 1, 2017 4:16 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Pair Of Dogs Escape Quogue Home, Bite Three People

Sep 6, 2017 9:37 AM

A pair of dogs could be labeled “dangerous” by the Quogue Village Justice Court after escaping through the front door of a Midhampton Court home late last month and attacking and biting three people.

The two mixed-breed dogs—both of a medium size and about 7 years old, according to Southampton Town Animal Control Supervisor Donald Bambrick—escaped through a door on the morning of August 28 and ran outside. The dogs bit a 44-year-old woman on the left arm and right leg, a 43-year-old man on the left ankle, and a 68-year-old man on the right arm and right leg, according to a press release issued by Quogue Police Lieutenant Christopher Isola.

All three victims—whom police declined to identify—were transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead by the Westhampton War Memorial Ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries, Lt. Isola said. At least two of the victims were discharged as of Friday.

The call came into Village Police headquarters at 11:57 a.m. on August 28.

At the time of the incident, a 23-year-old woman from Riverhead was dog sitting at the Midhampton Court home when somehow the dogs escaped from a front door, Lt. Isola said. The woman was issued a local law violation for failing to maintain the animals and is due to appear in Quogue Village Justice Court on October 2, police said.

Neither Quogue Village Police nor Animal Control officials would identify the owners of the dogs. The report filed with Quogue Police does not list the owners, who were not home at the time of the incident.

The town’s Animal Control Department is handling the investigation. Mr. Bambrick declined to identify the owners of the dogs.

Earlier this week, Mr. Bambrick said he was planning to submit papers to the Village Court recommending that the animals be labeled as “dangerous dogs,” though the judge gets the final say. A “dangerous dog” label could have several implications, such as mandating that the owners keep their pets away from visitors. The court could also order that the dogs be destroyed.

The papers, which should list the owners of the dogs, were not filed as of Tuesday afternoon, according to court officials.

The dogs are being held at the Southampton Animal Shelter in Hampton Bays until the judge makes a ruling.

Mr. Bambrick declined to comment further on the incident, noting that it is still under investigation.

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By SlimeAlive (876), Southampton on Sep 5, 17 6:46 AM
Assuming that you're correct, what can one infer from that?

By Frank Wheeler (1796), Northampton on Sep 5, 17 8:49 AM
Perhaps that pit bulls are the preferred bread of criminal types ?
By pw herman (1009), southampton on Sep 5, 17 10:34 AM
Many prisons serve whole wheat nowadays.
By Pacman (141), Southampton on Sep 6, 17 1:38 PM
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By Trooper13 (1), East Quogue on Sep 9, 17 7:22 PM
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"Or could even be destroyed."

Clarification please? Lol
By Brandon Quinn (151), Hampton Bays on Sep 5, 17 11:23 AM
can someone clarify where these dogs were when they attacked ? Were they roaming or did they dash out the door and attack people on the property ?
By lo-cal (56), southampton on Sep 15, 17 12:55 PM