Friday, December 2, 2011

More About the Dog Attack

In today's Register-Star, Audra Jornov reports on a dog attack that took place yesterday in the Hudson City Cemetery: "Dogs bite city woman.Gossips has since received more information about the incident.

The woman attacked was a 79-year-old peace activist from Claverack who is a regular at the Saturday vigil in Seventh Street Park. Yesterday, she decided to take a walk in the cemetery after attending a meeting of the Interfaith Council in Hudson. 

When the two dogs attacked, the woman turned her back on them and could feel the dogs' paws on her shoulders. During the attack, she fell and broke her wrist. She managed to drive herself to her doctor's office at Columbia Memorial Hospital. There she was admitted to the emergency room, where they set her wrist and released her.

The owners of the dogs have been described as being "very soliticious." The victim was told that one of the dogs could be aggressive with people who had hoods covering their heads. Yesterday was a cold day, and the victim had put the hood of her sweatshirt up. 

1 comment:

  1. Is there anyone among us who can remember all the way back to 2010?

    Not long ago pit bulls were a huge problem at the former Hudson Terrace apartments (apparently called the Half Moon Terrace nowadays).

    The change in ownership to the Evergreen Partners and Principle Partner Charles Allen did not alter the policy that banned dogs in the apartments, at least according to the Hudson Terrace management office following dog complaints that began in 2009.

    The manager had denied at the time that any dogs were on the premises, contrary to what everyone knew to be the case.

    One tenant who walked his two pit bulls off leash evaded the HPD for an entire year, though his customary walk took him the same route nearly every day at about the same time.

    After the apartments were emptied of tenants in preparation for renovations, environmental quality inspectors first entering the residences were shocked to find abandoned pets, including dogs, either running loose or left in cages.

    Today, now that the tenants seem to be acquiring new dogs albeit small ones, we can be assured that pit bulls will follow. The menace will invariably return to the First Ward, though it may not be a problem right now.

    I predict that one day concerned citizens will be banding together and writing letters to Evergreen Partners in South Portland, Maine. After they discover the surprising level of hostility towards them from the apartments' local managers, they will feel safer acquiring a P.O. box for the purpose. But they will get nowhere. Evergreen sticks by their management company whose unstated policy turns a blind eye.