Four people are recovering from wounds at Stony Brook University Hospital after a Pit Bull attacked them while being taken out of his cage at a Ronkonkoma day care facility.
The attack happened last night at around 7:30 at the Hounds Town doggie day care, located on Garrity Avenue in Ronkonkoma. According to police, two Hounds Town employees were taking the male pit bull, named Gino, out of his cage to relieve himself when he turned on them. A third employee rushed in to help, but Gino began to maul her as well.
That's when a female customer, waiting in the lobby to pick up her dog, noticed on the closed circuit television screen that Gino was attacking the workers. She ran into the cage area to help, and suffered bites and scratches also.
All four victims were female; the three employees were 21, 22 and 24. The female customer, 44, declined to be interviewed by the media. They were taken by ambulance to Stony Brook University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
Gino is back in his cage and both his master, and the owner of Hounds Town were notified of the attack. Brookhaven Town and the SPCA were notified as well.