E. Northport man helps stop 2 dog attacks

An East Northport man who rushed to his neighbor?s rescue last week when she was attacked by a dog says the same dog tried to go after his grandchildren Wednesday morning. Skip Hall says he was walking

News 12 Staff

Apr 30, 2009, 12:21 AM

Updated 5,554 days ago

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An East Northport man who rushed to his neighbor?s rescue last week when she was attacked by a dog says the same dog tried to go after his grandchildren Wednesday morning.
Skip Hall says he was walking his two grandkids to the bus stop when he saw the boxer coming after the kids. He says he told the kids to run.
?I couldn't get the mace out of my pocket, it was so fast,? Hall says. ?So I just tackled the dog, jumped on the dog and wrapped my arms and legs around it.?
The week before, Edie Brannigan and her dog were attacked by the boxer and a rottweiler near the same bus stop. Hall was able to help.
The owners of the dogs refused to talk to News 12 Long Island, but said last week the dogs were friendly. They have since surrendered the dogs to the Town of Huntington. Town officials say they will hold the dogs by state law for 10 days to make sure they don't have rabies. After that, they'll be euthanized.
Hall says he regrets the dogs have to be put to sleep, but says it?s the best thing for the neighborhood.


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