By Geoffrey Croft
An 11-year-boy was bitten by an unleashed pit bull last night in a Bronx park, and hours earlier a parks enforcement officer was bitten in Riverside Park in Manhattan while in the process of writing a summons to a dog owner for the same condition NYC Park Advocates has learned.
These incidents come days after an unleashed dog was shot by police in Schmul Park in Staten Island on Saturday.
The 11-year old by was in Harding Playground on Bolton Avenue and Gildersleeve Ave in the Bronx at 7:30 yesterday evening when he was bitten in his left knee.
He was transported to Jacoby Hospital with his mother. According to EMS the incident was listed as a "major injury."
The extent of his injuries are unknown at this time.
A Parks Enforcement Patrol (PEP) officer was bitten yesterday morning in Riverside Park after observing two dogs running around without a leash. The incident occured at 9:30 at West 102nd St.
The dogs belonged to two sisters who said the dogs were no harm to anyone.
Both women said they did not have identification on them. One of the siblings was issued a summons after the officer obtained a verbal Id.
While in the process of writing a summons to the second sister her mixed German Shepard jumped on the officer's right leg and bit it, drawing blood. The other sister grabbed the dog and fled the scene. The dog did not have tags according to a law enforcement source.
Sarah Brandoff was transported to the 24 Pct where was written a Criminal Court Summons for the off-leash condition and released on her own recognizance.
The officer went to the hospital where she received two shots, one for tetanus and rabies and will have to get another five shots.
The Department of Health was notifed as was Animal Care and Control.