One of my two leashed dogs was mauled, nearly to death, by an unleashed dog two blocks away from my home during an evening walk thru Suffern, NY, around 6:45 pm last Thursday night.  My dog is still hospitalized tonight at Oradell Animal Hospital.  Further, I was bitten on my right forearm by the attack dog. I was treated at Good Samaritan Hospital Thursday night and was advised by a physician "NOT to take rabies vaccines because the incidence of rabies in the NorthEast is nonexistent".  Arm swelled up bad despite Tetanus and antibiotic treatment.
paigebolton May 11, 2014 at 11:16 PM
My dog is still in hospital. He may come home tomorrow. I was approved for $3500 through Oradell Animal Hospital which will allow me to pay off my dogs treatment for injuries with minimal finance charges. I went to their house today and they claim that they don't speak English..
Hank May 12, 2014 at 07:04 AM
what street in Suffern?
J.R. May 12, 2014 at 09:03 AM
So sorry this happened to you. Hope you and your dog feel better soon. Have you considered small claims court?
Thunderbird Pride May 12, 2014 at 12:57 PM
Was this reported to the Suffern Police? I would have expected them to capture and remove the offending dog. The dog then could have been tested for rabies before you were subjected to treatments.
Thunderbird Pride May 12, 2014 at 12:58 PM
I hope you and your dog are on the road to a full recovery.


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