ugg boot protector Staten Island woman on mend after dog attack
Since last night, the residents of Staten Island’s Annadale section have been at Staten Island University Hospital in Ocean Breeze, after their daughter was attacked by a pit bull, severely damaging her right foot. As she walked to her car, she saw something white with brown spots out of the corner of her eye running in her direction. She figured it was a cat.
The pit bull jumped on her and ripped her jacket. It then latched onto her right foot and tore through her Ugg boot. “I thought after it got my jacket it would run away,” Miss Goldstein recalled, sitting in a hospital bed with a thick white bandage around her leg. “It grabbed my foot and it was growling. I started screaming.”
A family friend, Jay Rodriguez of Sunnyside, who had stopped by to wish them a happy holiday,
heard her screaming.
Rodriguez ran downstairs and started hitting the dog with his fist. Once it let go, it turned on him. A worker at the company threw a pipe to him and Rodriguez started hitting the dog with it. After a few minutes, the dog ran away. Rodriguez escaped with only a few bumps and bruises.
“I was lying on my mom’s car in pain. I thought I lost a few toes,” Brooke said. “I was shaking. I couldn’t feel anything from my knee down.”
According to a police source, the 123 Precinct responded to the attack. The incident will likely by treated as a civil matter, not a criminal one, the source said. The police department is also in the process of reporting the case to the city Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
The Goldstein family believes the dog belongs to the owner of Concrete Depot Corp. located at 16 Derick Ct., near Industrial Loop. The owner could not be reached for comment.
The pit bull left three large puncture wounds in his daughter’s foot, severed her tendon and left bone exposed. She spent close to three hours in surgery late Tuesday to try to repair the damage.