Dog Dies After Being Mauled By Pit Bull In Yonkers

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A Yonkers family dog that was mauled by a pit bull on Tuesday, April 15 died on Thursday, April 17, according to a LoHud report.
A Yonkers family dog that was mauled by a pit bull on Tuesday, April 15 died on Thursday, April 17, according to a LoHud report. Photo Credit: File Photo

YONKERS, N.Y. -- A Yonkers family dog that was mauled by a pit bull on Tuesday, April 15 died on Thursday, April 17, according to a LoHud report. 

The dog, a 6-year-old Lhasa apso named Lulu, was taken to a Yonkers animal hospital after sustaining broken ribs and punctured organs, according to previous reports. Police were called to the scene and released the pit bull to its owner, Denise Cafagna, according to the report.

Lulu underwent surgery after the pit bull attack but suffered liver failure, according to the LoHud report.

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That pit bull should be put down and that breed forbidden in NYS. I have heard numerous arguments on both sides, but the facts speak clearly: pit bulls cause more harm than good. Here is a link with statistics:

http://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatalities-2011.php