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.